The Symmetry of Hope
Everything has a purpose. You can’t have the good only; it’s the good and the bad that come together to make us who we are. That’s the symmetry of hope.
Real change happens when the people who need it, lead it.
All that misery, all that pressure equipped us to be the solution to the problem that we saw in our community.
All the hopelessness, all the despair that I endured up to that point in my life, it suddenly took on a meaning. It became fuel that I would use to push me forward in life.
I needed to take control of my life. I could no longer stay on this escalator heading in the wrong direction, heading to a downward destiny. I had to stop, turn around and not walk in the opposite direction that the escalator was taking me—I needed to run. But I couldn’t run alone.