First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~Mahatma Ghandi This last weekend, on two different stages (well, one was a stage; one was a chair) I stood up in front of a crowd of people to talk about how we change our political system. There was … Continue reading We Are The Story; They’re Missing It
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. ~JM Power Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it's hard to go back to sleep. ~Fran Drescher Over the last year, sleep has become ... interesting. Recently I went to an acupuncturist to see … Continue reading American Insomnia
They tried to bury us. They didn't know that we are seeds. ~Mexican proverb Weeds are just extremely resilient flowers. One gardener's noxious weed is another's landscaper's "ground cover," prized for its hardiness and its spreading habit (and often sold for $6.99 per flat at your local big box gardening store). Besides being fast to … Continue reading The Weeds of Democracy
If you have any heart, or care about anyone or anything, you need to be an advocate for change. ~Christine Yared (14-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) Do you remember tornado drills? If you're from the midwest, you probably do. You probably remember having to stop pasting macaroni or stringing beads so that … Continue reading This is Not A Drill
So you never know who you touch. You never know how or when you'll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else. ~Denzel Washington Yesterday I had a meeting with three gutsy women who are doing some amazing things in our resistance world. We gathered at a coffee shop off … Continue reading Want A Side of Inspiration With That Coffee?
"Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose." ~Janis Joplin "Who you are is what you settle for, you know?" ~Janis Joplin The election of 2016 gave us the freedom to throw the rule book out the window. You know the one. The book that says candidates must say X, dress like Y, … Continue reading Freedom From Expectations
This iconic image of Tank Man was captured by Jeff Widener for AP One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. ~John F. Kennedy *Note: The pep talk below was first published in July, before many of our new friends joined us. (Welcome!) While our numbers have swelled, our need for messages about … Continue reading Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries