Click to view the Outcome: https://twitter.com/i/moments/825494396149780480?from_editor=true
So, when I seek inspiration, I turn to social media which I have a love/hate relationship with. I love that you can have such a instant connection with someone fairly quickly, whether it be through 140 characters, a 30 second video or a beautiful or empowering image. It can be both destructive and uplifting at the same time.
And I think social media has opened up avenues for empathy. So I brainstormed hash tags on empathy and arrived at 59 different types of hash tags. You can find that brainstorm here.
From the 59 I brainstormed, I then searched over a dozen of them (bolded on my doc) and needed a place to house them all, so I used Twitter's Moments Feature and created it here, called Insights on Empathy: https://twitter.com/i/moments/825494396149780480?from_editor=true
This social media deep dive captured the voices of folks talking about empathy, wishing they had more empathy, how they taught empathy, how they aquired empathy, mostly for folks of the disenfranchised or less represented.
Most interesting was this contradictory use of empathy as a hash tag. Folks would use empathy as a hashtag but would post quite the opposite--I saw a lot of empathy posts regarding Hillary Clinton which were hurtful and not at all compassionate.