"Our children did not get their wounds alone. They were created by the actions of our family, our communities and our world. They were created by the things we choose to believe in, the causes we chose to champion and the despair we chose to neglect.
We didn't get them from individuals and we cannot heal them operating as individuals. This healing work is communal... It needs to be present along with the ongoing work that the village must do to heal itself.
Healing our children means we need to put love in every possible place we can think of."
—excerpt from Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation and Empowerment for All of Us