Empathy Leads to Understanding Poster
We don't need to understand before we can empathize. We need to empathize in order to understand.
“Understanding someone else’s identity is not a prerequisite for empathy; empathy is a prerequisite for understanding. We often get hung up on the understanding, and allow it to be a fabricated barrier in the way of us empathizing with a person’s lived experiences, when in reality we’d be better served leading with the empathy, and trusting that the understanding will come after.”