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Critical Love

Like breathing and belonging, love is a fundamental human need. Many educators are drawn to their work by a sense of love, but sometimes other emotions masquerade as love. Pity can sometimes convince us that it’s love. At times we care, but it’s grounded in ego or saviorism.[1] Our caring may be distant, or even […]

Bridge to Thriving Framework

What is the Bridge to Thriving Framework? The Bridge to Thriving Framework© (BtTF) explores three big ideas: (1) Surviving Encounters with Oppression, (2) What Thriving Can Be, and (3) What’s on the Bridge to Thriving (i.e. healing, chosen family, etc.). Ultimately, although thriving is not a permanent state of being, and people can thrive in […]