Getting out there. It’s by talking to people outside of my usual community that I begin to change my ideas about what other people are like into a lived experience of spending time with them. Listening brings us closer together. Here, Karla Nayokpuk shows me photographs of her father’s dog team while her mum, Elizabeth, urges me to eat more food. Salmon! Pancakes! Peanut butter! Seal oil!
I have a sign I keep taped up by my desk “Who have you talked to outside of your community this week?” Bonus: the more I do it, the more people, from more backgrounds, my community includes.
Photo by Eric Guth