Letters From the Trenches are letters written by activists for activists, highlighting some of the work that’s making a difference in our world. Some of you may remember this installment, which was written by Elena Hung, mother and co-founder of Little Lobbyists and first published in September 2017. Its message is just as powerful now as it was … Continue reading Going Big – With Little Lobbyists
Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~Dylan Thomas Anymore, not a day goes by that I don't see a mental tug-of-war playing out in our media. On one side - concern that there's too little passion. That not enough people are standing up to the … Continue reading Do Not Go Gently
Where your eyes go, your body will follow. ~Bikram Short words today, friends - because life. But I wanted to take a moment to answer a question that I've gotten from many of you: How do you come up with something positive each week? How do you stay so upbeat? The answer is fairly simple. … Continue reading Looking for Good
A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself. ~Lena Dunham Women - and especially moms - are the static noise that undergirds society. We're the background that you don't hear but that hums along continuously as you go about your own … Continue reading Invisible Women
You can live a whole lifetime never being awake. ~Dan Millman It's a wild time to be alive. It's a wild time to be awake. Yesterday the President of the United States stood on the world stage and sided with Vladimir Putin against the United States. He publicly endorsed a KGB officer's "powerful" denials of … Continue reading How Do You Say “Wake Up” in Russian?
Our enemies have a goal: They want you to first give up hope, then just give up altogether. Despair is their tool. Exhaustion, fear and isolation are their tools. Cynicism is the obedience they seek from you. Refuse to obey: Take heart. Embrace defiant optimism. Hope huge. ~Alex Steffen A poll came out recently showing that 62% of us are … Continue reading Fighting Fatigue (the Wonky Way)
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald We’ve been knocked back a few times this past week. First it was the Supreme Court’s decision about the Muslim ban. Then it was the Supreme Court’s decision about Unions. Then it was the news of Justice Kennedy’s retirement. Every day – every … Continue reading Using Their Momentum