Both sides of the board

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Queen of Katwe tells the story of how Phiona Mutesi, a 10-year-old illiterate Ugandan girl living in the slums, learned to play chess and became a Woman Candidate Master after the World Chess Olympiads. According to the film’s director, Mira Nair, the real-life Phiona observed the following about chess: “It teaches you to consider the other side of the board.”

Most of us tend to only see things from our own perspective, never stopping to check what the person across us wants or feels or needs. Imagine taking the time to ask “What do you think?” or “How do you feel about this?” Imagine seeing both sides of the board.

Imagine what a difference we can make together.

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