To all the girls who have faced injustice and been silenced. Together, we will be heard. ~Malala Yousafzai To be a woman is to be interrupted. In boardrooms and family rooms and courtrooms, women's actual voices are often cut short - their thoughts and ideas demonstrated to be less important than what their male counterpart … Continue reading Interrupted Women, Interrupting.
Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you've got an inferno. [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward. ~Scilia Elworthy Wow. I haven't seen women this riled up since January 2017. This is really big, I said to my husband … Continue reading Anger: The Unintentional Gift
Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. ~Ryunosuke Satoro It occurred to me when I saw the Crowdpac campaign take off. You've probably seen the campaign I'm referring to. It's a sortof hybrid crowdfunding initiative for Senator Susan Collins' opponent in 2020. But the money only goes to her Democratic challenger if … Continue reading What Susan Collins Has Taught Us About the Resistance
I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell raiser. ~Mother Jones Pray for the dead. Fight like hell for the living. ~Mother Jones. In the 1890s, an elderly Irish immigrant widow was branded the "most dangerous woman in America." Why? Because she fought for workers. Correction - she fought like hell for workers. Mother Jones took … Continue reading Mother Jones, the Resistance, and You.
Our identities and self worth are not circumscribed but enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves. ~Senator John McCain Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We do not hide from history. We … Continue reading We Need More Heroes. We Need You.
Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. ~Albert Einstein Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and you create what you will. ~George Bernard Shaw There's no sugarcoating it: right now, we're in triage mode. Every night there's a new terrible awful. Every morning … Continue reading Imagine A World…
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