My dear friend Carly Hare, who also goes by her Pawnee name of <i kita u hoo <i ]a hiks which translates into “kind leader of men,” once said something that really stuck with me:
“What if we pretend the community members we speak to are our cousins that have been wronged before?”
To me, this quote is about kinship and compassion. When you go a layer deeper, it’s about a collective sense of belonging and empathy for one another. It’s about evolving our perspectives on not only how we view our neighbors, colleagues and friends, but how we treat them.
To bring health in reach for all Coloradans, it is essential we learn from them about what they