Reading & journaling feels good; sharing words feels harder.
The work: Resilience & Resistance.
How I’m starting (so far): continuing to build community around regional, regenerative fiber systems. Connecting with my loved ones, reaching out to friends who’ve fallen out of touch and have experienced first-hand the fallouts of this brutal vote. Creating things with my hands, nourishing my soul and digesting the waves of emotions and experience. Gathering in the streets in solidarity and in mourning, gathering in safe spaces in joy and in grief. Committing to financial donations and plans for volunteering, organizing, and showing up. Calling my representatives, voicing my concerns, and demanding accountability.
Songs for possibility; a reminder to bolster our courage, compassion, & creativity.
And what if the sun doesn’t come out tomorrow? Contemplating darkness & finding the light
Connecting climate change & our closets
A holiday guide for showing up & talking about racism. (really, an anytime guide for dialogue)
Call your girlfriend (the smart & compassionate ones)
Holding these words close in quiet times & busy hands:
“Quilts, clothing, furniture, sign painting, and the crafts of the building trades all cross political lines, much like food. They also connect deeply to a battered vision of American identity that is in desperate need of a better angel right now. If we’re looking for a way to reach our fellow Americans, to have honest conversations with them about equality and dignity, craft can be a place to begin.”
& now I’m probably off making feminist gingerbread people