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Photo by: Matt Collamer

This is a deeply uncertain time. COVID-19 will be especially difficult for older people and those who care for them, immunocompromised people, marginalized communities, service workers, and health care workers; heroes among us working around the clock to save as many people as they can.

Please check on your elderly neighbors, perhaps asking if you can help with their groceries or prescription runs, or setting up their tech and communications systems so they can be connected to you, to their families, and to their health care providers.

We are only as safe as the most vulnerable and least healthy and cared for among us. To keep others safe is to keep ourselves safe. Share when you feel like hoarding, reach out to help when you feel like only helping yourself. …


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Travel is a way of life, a metaphor for our pathways as humans, a road to connecting with ourselves and others and a way to learn about our common humanity as well as our pulsing, breathtaking diversity. Adventures we have while traveling can widen our perspectives and show us that the world is both vast and beautifully variant, yet also so small, in that we are all the same underneath it all.

I’m an international human rights attorney, teacher, writer, speaker, social entrepreneur and innovator, lifelong adventurer, wanderer, and global citizen. For me, being a human rights lawyer, like being a responsible traveler, is about having and acting on a core belief that every human being and every life matters — that we are all equally and intrinsically valuable. It’s about advocating for the rights and voices of others so that every person has a say in what happens in their lives and to their bodies, their families, their communities, and the planet we all share and call home. …


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It’s been 8 years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. …

About

Flynn Coleman

International human rights lawyer, professor, Harvard fellow, social innovator, speaker, global citizen, author of A Human Algorithm. flynncoleman.community

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