The virtual version of SEED had a huge impact on me. I have learned a new framework not only for facilitating conversations at my SEED site, but also to consider in my personal and teaching lives. SEED has also helped me deepen my personal connections to systems, particularly systems in which I am part of a dominant group.
The impact of NLW has been life-altering for me. It has been challenging throughout for me to examine different parts of my identity that I was loath to confront. I felt affirmed in my willingness to share vulnerable parts of my life experience and self-concept. I felt motivated by my cohort's willingness to engage with each other in this work so openly even though we were not face-to-face.