Community: A community is comprised of multiple distinct and intersecting voices. Working collaboratively, we fuel each other, celebrate diversity, expand our ideas, and discover new directions.
Creativity: Expressing creativity gives us breathing space and room for conversation. Creativity builds bridges between diverse people and ideas: inviting contemplation and conversation.
Curiosity: Why? What? How? These questions open doors, invite exchange, and challenge the status quo.
Change: Whether it is planned or emergent, change is a constant. It provides an opportunity for growth and discovery. Opening the door to change we can develop new directions and reaffirm our traditions.
Challenge: We learn the most when we are at the edge of our comfort zone. Difficulty and disconfirmation invite us to try something new.
Contradiction: Shadow does not exist without light. Volume requires line. I celebrate this contrast and congruence of opposites: ideas, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Every strength has its shadow side and we can learn from both.