It’s one of those days where I woke up, started scanning Facebook, and hit the share button at a much higher rate than usual. It was a good news day to post articles about everything that needs to change. But, at the end of the day, I am angry and grieved by the blindness I see in so many—particularly in many Republican/Conservative circles, and even more specifically, among many “Christians.”
Today (and most days), I share, I post, I talk, I do what I can to spread the urgency of the need to fight for equality for all people, for our environment, for our country, for our world, for the oppressed and suffering. There is no room to sit back and wait for someone else to advocate for change. Women are assaulted over and over by men who never meet justice, polluted air is closing schools in Delhi because it is so potent, and the sitting president of the United States admitted to not knowing how many countries there are (or even a rough estimate) upon becoming president…because he didn’t have political experience (his words, not mine).
We have no choice but to stand up and fight for people who cannot fight for themselves. We have to speak out for the health of our planet, because if it is not healthy, we will not be healthy. It is time to look beyond our immediate spheres of influence and see that our individual experiences are not everyone’s experiences. Therefore, if something unjust is happening to someone somewhere, we must speak out and advocate on their behalf.
High school and college peeps: Women’s March announced they are starting chapters! Check it out if you are interested!
Most of all: wake up!