I have built my life around connection and belonging: a large family with partner and 5 children. A co-housing community with 70 dear neighbors. A day job in Sociocracy For All helping organizations improve their team structures and decision-making and networking people who care about egalitarian governance. Increasing connection has become my life purpose with sociocracy, Nonviolent Communication and Prosocial. They're all ingredients to build and deepen connection, get more done, and change the world for the better. Triple yay! My own sense of integrity has improved dramatically since I transitioned genders. People's fear: it would screw up my kids to have a transgender parent.What really happened: it encouraged them to be more accepting of others and themselves. (Their words!) And they're better queer activists than me!