My community’s health is generally good, although there are still some areas where it needs improvement. The major strengths of my community include the strong diversity and tight-knit nature of its residents, as well as its many educational opportunities. My hope for my community in the future is that it continues to stay connected while also continuing to strive for better accessibility, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of life.
One thing that has resonated with me throughout this course is the importance of being mindful of our own biases and how they can influence our interactions with others – both within our communities and beyond them. Learning about implicit bias and intersectionality was particularly eye-opening for me when it comes to understanding how different factors – such as race, gender, sexual orientation, class status – can affect a person’s access to resources or even their experiences at work or school.