Inspiration, Jr. Day

Ordinary People become Extraordinary Social Change Leaders

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. I'm presenting an act to you, without leaving your desk or chair: Signing a petition. The following stories are close to my own heart and experiences: childhood poverty, unaffordable insulin costs, and climate change.… Continue reading Ordinary People become Extraordinary Social Change Leaders

Affordable Health Care Act 2010, Health

Why Complaining is Useless and Protest is Useful

  Life between the sheets (of paper) can be busy and distract especially in the post-election and pre-inauguration days. Many people are frustrated and frightened with the PEOTUS rhetoric and impending changes. I know I am. I haven't written about my disappointment with the election except for a November post on hope and social activism. I… Continue reading Why Complaining is Useless and Protest is Useful

Writing

Writing for Change: Activism and Writing

“You write in order to change the world ... if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.”-James Baldwin "What do you want to change with your pen?" Florencia Ramirez asked when she opened her presentation, "Activism and Writing."  This thought provoking statement had many audience… Continue reading Writing for Change: Activism and Writing