Thursday, March 25, 2010

These are magnets in the women's washroom at CJI. I am aware the creepiness involved in sneaking a camera into the washroom... but I simply had to do it.

My time spent at this organization, and in the prison especially, has really affected me. Some lessons I'm learning are as follows:

1. Always reflect. Always. I need to continuously challenge my notions and judgments.

2. Take people seriously. When I don't believe someone, ask myself why. Respect people's stories.

3. Respect people no matter what: what they've done; whether they make me feel insecure; if they've hurt me, or others.

4. Be present.

5. Recognize that people have a past, a present, and a future.

6. Forgive. Don't seek revenge, seek transformation.

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