Contrasting visions of community from Upper Valley residents
Episode 8 – Our 8th guest shares a vision of community that is rooted in compassion, empathy and caregiving, and describes arriving in the Upper Valley from a large family in a large city, learning a new pace and a sense of safety in the outside world while struggling with full-time work and finding affordable day care as single parent of a toddler.
Episode 9 – Our 9th guest calls out the hypocrisy and disingenuousness they have experienced in the Upper Valley, where they have felt both accepted and recognized as a young, skilled athlete and then pushed aside, shunned as a visible individual, learning what it is to be alone and to struggle, encouraging us all to be slower to judge one another, to get to know one another’s stories, and to move beyond appearances.
Intersections was created by Michelle and Julius, co-workers and friends who wanted to create an open-ended platform for sharing our experiences of community in the Upper Valley. To share your story or questions, you’re invited to email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org