Once I started to process everything that had happened, I realized I was living a life caught between two worlds, not completely belonging to either. When people asked me where I was from, I used to get irritated and say things like, "Oh don't worry, I'm not an alien, I'm from Earth!"
Being able to give someone an opportunity to open up and talk can be a small step to supporting someone’s mental health or with a potential creative collaborator. Listening skills are useful and transferable but is a generous act that requires energy. Here are some tips before you start lending your ears.