A Lifelong Appreciation and Value for Differences

Rev. Amanda Henderson, Executive Director, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado
Rev. Amanda Henderson, Executive Director, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado

At five years old, my family moved to a new apartment complex in Las Vegas, Nevada. As we carried our boxes through the parking lot, around the corner and up the stairs, I saw a girl my age watching from the grass field at the center of the complex. Jessica had big curly hair, dark skin and a contagious smile—we became instant friends. We shared sleepovers and family meals and loved every minute of our time playing together.

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