As promised, I want to share the things I loved best. First, there is a song by Shaina Taub called When. The sheet music and lyrics were submitted to the collection, but I found the song performed by Taub and a group here. Please take a look at this gorgeous piece. Hearing it performed broke me.
Now for the group of quotes:
“You have a role to play in creating the change you want to see in the world.” Carolyn Dewitt.
“The enormous scale of what we face in trying to create a just society for all people in the world can evoke confusion and frustration about being an activist.” Hebh Jamal
‘”Remember there’s a human on the other side of the screen.’ Because that goes both ways, you know? It’s important to remember that when you’re typing a comment to someone, but by the same token it’s also important to remember when you’re seeing the comment.” From an interview with Dylan Marron.
“This can’t be a fad. Let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that picking up the phone, demonstrating, or donating is some funky thing we’re trying to a couple months, because those things are the starter kit for a politically active life. This has to be our routine, at least for the next four hears and, if we all survive, well beyond it.” Lauren Duca
“We all have an innate desire to make a difference, to make an impact, to be seen, to be heard, to leave behind something better than we’re brought into…” Javier Munoz.
“You do not have to fix the world alone.” Karuna Riazi
“All problems can be knocked down to size if we all get out there and take a whack at them.” Karuna Riazi
Then there was a submitted poem by Daniel J Watts called The Clap Back. I loved it, but I can’t imagine taking only a piece, nor placing the entirety here. It’s worth the price of the book just for this, though!
Seriously, I can not stop gushing about this amazing book. Buy it in Ebook, audio, paper… it doesn’t matter. Buy them all! Share it, devour it, embrace it. You’re going to love it! You can find my actual review here: How I Resist: Activism and Hope For The Next Generation, Maureen Johnson