Centennial Academy, Atlanta, GA

Today was unexpected, relentless, painful, and yet, the single most impactful, meaningful, and relevant work I have done in my almost twenty years of teaching. The work we did today has stirred long-hidden and silenced truths within. I had to take a few minutes to decompress when it was all said and done, and even found myself shedding tears in the nearest bathroom in an attempt to release the emotions inside. I want to thank you for challenging us, for teaching us, for being raw with us, and for peeling away the layers we wear that conceal the emotions needed to do the work we do. The skillful manner in which you handled the hulks in the room was fascinating to watch. I read a short piece on your site about how we perceive others, and you truly practice what you preach. Thank you for helping me better understand past situations, and hopefully future ones as they arise. I saw my ugly today, and I saw my beauty. Thank you for being that mirror. Thank you for your work. Thank you for your time.