There is room for understanding when we look beyond what we see
Sociologist. Academic. Agent of change.
Joanne Minaker approaches the act of caring a little differently. Instead of viewing care as something we offer to others, she sees it as something we need to learn and practice—just like any other skill or attribute we want to become better and more effective at.
“I love the word practice—the action of it,” she explains. “When I think of those moments where things didn’t go how I’d hoped they would in my interactions with others—whether as a parent, teacher or otherwise—I remind myself I can try again. In the spirit of practice, I can do something completely differently next time in an effort to improve.”