Grace Kim grew up in a community where being gay was unacceptable. At age 4 they already knew they didn't fit within the gender binary (Kim uses gender-neutral pronouns), and the trauma led them to become selectively mute for almost 20 years. They were severely depressed and suicidal. They decided that before they committed suicide they would have one amazing day. They spent that day in their hometown, San Francisco, riding the trolley cars and stopping in bookstores. By just being present and free to feel joy, something changed. It turned out that one good day in SF gave Grace a reason…
Bringing forth the hidden lives
Sonder is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Here, we celebrate our untethered curiosity to learn more about each other. Humans overlap, co-mingle, and percolate – and through this we change. What can we learn from the softness of a stranger?
Meet Jean Melesaine, a Bay Area photographer who tells stories of people caught in the in-between.
Then there are the geniuses behind the Shine Theory – the idea that success of others will in turn bring success to you. Do what the teabag says for once – be nice and help others.