Leaning in with In This Together

As published at leanin.org

We realized it’s the idea that shows up and grabs you. It becomes so compelling you can’t help but follow.

It was January 2011. My two-and-a-half-year old daughter and I nestled into our couch in Brooklyn for some television. It had been decades since I’d watched cartoons growing up in Richmond, Virginia and on that cold New York City morning, I became hot with rage. The shows on TV were worse than what I watched as a child. Girls were humorless princesses. Boys were funny and tough. Everyone was white. What would become of my brown daughter?

And that’s when it hit me.  Be the change.

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