When we insist on shared values and universal human experiences, we erase these productive differences and cripple the potential for equitable collaboration.
I not only survived the functional anarchy in India, but embraced it. The beauty of India is that things always find a way of working out even when it seems impossible.
I recognized that I will always have to work to gain people’s trust and sometimes it won’t feel good. It will require me to reflect deeply, un-learn to re-learn, and be wholly uncomfortable.
Being a black woman has proved to be a roadblock when conducting research in India.