my FB feed has been a nightmare horror show for the last 2.5 years.
i only "friend" people I know, so all my "friends" are politically oriented and most of them are artists/creatives.
and my feed is a never ending stream of horror and despair.
I get it.
what's happening is horrifying.
the impulse to talk about it is correct.
my "friends list" is full of some of the most creative, imaginative, hardworking folks around.
and what's happening is just "omg, we're f***ked." over and over again.
the feelings of helplessness are real.
they're also what they want us to feel & where they want us to stay.
we cannot stay there.
a couple days ago I posted:
okay. we know. it's bad right now.
what are we going to DO?
every one of us needs to get CREATIVE and PROACTIVE about what WE can do.
we need to take all the expertise we have from being entrepreneurs, artists, creators, whatever- all the skill sets we have-and figure out how we can apply THOSE to make change.
every single one of us can do that.
we can look at what we already do & figure out how to use it to fight.
but we need to lose limiting beliefs to do it.
our received ideas about what works &what doesn't
our belief that someone else (politicians, activists) will take care of it for us
our ideas about professional categories ("but I'm a coach/therapist/caregiver/real estate agent/WHATEVER, I don't work in politics, I can't do anything but donate & sign petitions")
you can do a LOT.
but you have to start thinking CREATIVELY
about what that can look like. and then start doing it.
just start. try things.
change & justice work is no longer
some people's job and not others.
this is it.
there are kids in cages.
we can transform ALL of it
but we have to get over the paralysis of "I don't know how"
and DO IT.
the great work begins.