. . . For all the significant identities that constitute each of us, there is a personal essence that defines who we are, a singular soul that is hidden deep within beyond the layers of identity that protect it. When we make initial contact with each other, we only see the outside of that soul at first. But only through sustained communication and authentic relationships can we begin to penetrate the layers of social identity to view and enjoy the singular soul within. — Julio Noboa, contemporary educator and author, member of the Latino/Latina Unitarian Universalist Networking Association
What are you curious about? What practical things can you do to develop your personal cultural awareness of groups or people who are unlike you? Make a plan and then journal about your intentions, or find a trusted conversation partner to help you be accountable, over time.