We need to get diversity, inclusion, and belonging right as TA professionals by being objective, consistent, fair, and compassionate. I think a great starting point in doing that is talking with and listening to people, absent any preconceived notions or assumptions, so we can better understand each other’s life experiences and unique perspectives. What scares me right now is that while I see conversations happening, I think we are still too quick to dismiss experiences we either haven’t personally lived through, can’t comprehend ourselves, or that we don’t agree with. It says that we’re not truly listening to understand yet. I have hope that we’ll get there eventually.