- Seeing Color
We are three individuals, Ayren, Autumn, and Malisa, ….
with three completely different backgrounds, Black, White and Brown (or if we are being politically correct which we will not be in this blog (wink wink), we are African American, Caucasian and Latin)….
with three unique perspectives….
freelance writer and editor born in North Carolina, doctor of transformational leadership and wellness advocate born in Wisconsin, and acupuncturist born in Aruba.
Oh yes, but all three of us are mothers, wives and passionate about social justice, community development, the extension of compassion and love, inspired by our faith in God who's both perfectly loving and perfectly just.
All three of us agree that the world is more beautiful the more color there is, for it….
O pens dialogue
O ffers hope
Unfortunately, the 21st century has brought on a misconception that colorblindness not only exists, but that it is a positive thing. Not only is it impossible, but it is disruptive and hurtful. God created men and women in their diversity and uniqueness because He knew that it was good, and should be viewed this way.
Colorblindness defined: the inability to see color. Considering this definition we do not think this is what most people actually want. So our hope is to help people know the value of seeing color and the benefit that celebrating color and culture brings to society.
Seeing color also demands acknowledging our differences, and becoming aware of your role in working towards issues of justice, equality and unity. Everyone is at different places along this journey, but a good place to start is to learn to love people that are different than you. That begins by building authentic relationships.
We three women know without a shadow of a doubt that we are better individually because we have each other in our lives. Relationships allows for authentic conversation, love and celebration of one another.
We don’t look at color, we see color. The difference is, looking is for a moment and doesn’t change anything; seeing each person for who they are and how they have been created means there is genuine interest in someone’s story, their struggle, their successes that would inspire action. We want to celebrate the color we see, not pretend it is not there!
Thank you for joining us on this journey by following our blog!
With genuine love and desire to encourage and challenge you with stories of hope,
Ayren, Autumn, and Malisa