The genealogy of change

We don’t always knowIf our lives are counting for something.If our writings are being readIf our contributions are making a differenceWhether the causes we’re fighting so hard forWill amount to anything,But what is a ripple in our generationMay become a tidal waveFor our descendants,And the hurricanes of our timesMay hardly be a whisperA few years […]

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Inclusive Innovation

InnovationIs often born out of frustrationAnd convictions about inclusionEmerge from disparate societies.Great progress and affluenceHas often been made possibleBy great exploitation,Mind boggling prosperitySide by side with breathtaking povertyUnequal.Inclusive innovationIs an appeal to our creativityA call to do better,To build a larger tableFor more people to sit atTo dig a deeper wellFor more people to drink.Are […]

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In love with the roar

There’s a cheap kind of progressThat’s the equivalent ofWanting a pet lionThat can only roarBut never bite.Its one thing to say all the right thingsWhen it comes to diversity and inclusionAnd quite another to actuallyAccept that the world is complexAnd that your simplified wayOf moving through itWon’t cut it anymore.Real change is often inconvenient,And inertia […]

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Of Shepherds and Perfectionists

When faced with a senseThat people like youIn places like thisHave great odds against themHow do you respond?Some have ascended to the heightsIn search of perfectionHoping to rise above the frayBy sheer perfectionOr its nearest relative.Others have looked at their counterpartsAnd those that will come after themPromising to always have another’s backPointing out the pitfallsLighting […]

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