A mid-term election that voted in people of color, transgender folks, and progressives. #MeToo, a movement initiated by Tarana Burke a decade ago, gains tremendous momentum and centers survivors stories. Black women lead the way in Alabama to ensure that a sexual predator isn’t elected. Celebrities and politicians being called out for sexual harassment and assault. Marches and rallies like the Black Women’s March and the Women’s March that bring together communities under attack. Conversations in the media and around kitchen tables across the country that explore toxic masculinity and accountability.
These are some of the moments of resistance, resilience, and hope that rise up amidst a year of great challenges that continuously threaten vulnerable communities. During these times we are being called to claim our activist roots and to lean into love and humanity. We are seeing the continual need to center racial and gender justice, build transformative, visionary movements, and prioritize self-care so we can leverage the momentum and keep moving forward together.
For continued inspiration and ideas on how to do this, check out the resources and tools below.