Finding My Humanity is a captivating memoir written by the author, Ryan Ubuntu Olson, as he recounts his experiences as a lonely, sullen youth who learned to overcome judgment and discover hope for the future.
Olson takes readers on a journey across the globe, from his early days as a timid child to becoming an accidental activist, gaining notoriety for his efforts, leading to his work around the world supporting human rights advocates from various countries.
Throughout the book, he shares personal experiences that reveal the beauty of our shared humanity, highlighting how our diversity is what makes us strong. He emphasizes the need to recognize and appreciate the fundamental humanity within us all, as it is what allows us to tackle the world’s most pressing problems together.
Olson’s message is especially poignant given the current climate, where hate and division are increasingly prevalent. He encourages readers to choose love over hate and to embrace the capacity to love within themselves, others, and the communities we are a part of. His experiences and insights inspire readers to see the possibilities of what might manifest when we bring our best selves to the world.
Finding My Humanity inspired readers to recognize and embrace our interconnectedness, appreciate our diversity, and work together to build a brighter future for all.