When the time comes to consider changes to better the world, courage is needed to commit and act upon improvement. I have seen myself rigidly adhere to structure and systematic approaches, telling myself this is the way it needs to be because survival is priority. While the comfort of fear as a motivator for survival may yield sufficient outcomes, the inability to make other considerations may actually be detrimental to the future. Trusting in personal strengths despite existing fears and recognize them as options to be explored and discussed as a society, we can build community and continue to Build the World.
~Angela J. Newton, 2013-2014 Winner, “Voices of the Future”