Note: This will be the last of my weekly posts. I’ve found that in recent months that this deadline has begun to limit the project rather than pushing it further. Having it in place pushed me to establish a routine of writing, but now the short timeline is preventing me from working on longer-form pieces and planning for my ride. I’ll be vigilant about decreasing my productivity, but I’m not too worried about it–this project is the center of my life right now, and I’ll continue to give it my all.
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you what I really came here to say. Today, read this:
Rebecca Solnit tells us what we’ve been needing to hear: Even though our capitals hold an incomparable amount of power, they’re not where change is forged.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”We need to remember that, now. In a time when the status quo is pushing us further into unjust relationships and environmental destruction, when the problems we face transcend lifetimes, we need to forge a movement with stamina. Such a movement can’t be built on the backs of a few. It must instead be shared by a broad, pluralistic coalition that values humility, optimism, and pragmatic paths toward action.