Through opening up and experiencing the world and the people who inhabit it, we then start to truly understand others, and they understand us. This breeds tolerance and embodies the true essence of what we call ‘multiculturalism’.
I don’t believe that we should see people first by colour, race, gender, religion, nationality, etc. We should first see them as a person.
This is something that is close to my heart. Growing up in a country mining town, I was surrounded by racism, sexism and bigotry. It would have been easy for me to have adopted this way of ‘thinking’, but I didn’t. I am blessed to have met some of the most amazing, most beautiful, open-minded people, from all corners of the Earth, who have shared their cultures, their thoughts, their food, their clothes, their friends, their families and their stories with me. My life is so much richer for it.
I encourage all to do the same as we live in such an amazing world!