"Bit by bit, standing next to my health fair table, surrounded by a system she is only beginning to navigate, we create small connections that bypass the fences between us. Somehow, these commonalities feel like victories."
"near-peer education looks like a sure-fire way to deliver health information, but in reality it is full of unique successes and challenges. Although it may be a tough pill to swallow, learning to react with sensitivity and flexibility to unforeseen obstacles creates stronger, more effective public health campaigns."
"What does it mean to be an intentional listener? These days, it seems like a lot of people only listen in order to reply, but not in order to extend conversation into a place of understanding and active listening."