This blog is a record of my journey.
My journey navigating the rough terrain of mourning, solidarity, and rebellion. And reconnecting, regenerating, and rebelling. Add it’s a record of my husband Wilson’s journey, and our friend and photographer Michelle’s journey too.
But it has become so much more. It’s a place for many to share stories, ideas, and thoughts. A place to mourn together, a place to be heard. A place where the culture of rebellion can slowly grow.
But this needs to be SO much more.
This is a call to action, an invitation.
To look at your own life, examine your own feelings, find your own voice. Figure out what you mourn for, who you stand with, and what you fight for.
I welcome you to share your experiences through this blog, or on The Year’s facebook page. Please send your art, video, photography, poetry, writing, songs, thoughts and feelings to firstname.lastname@example.org. What we can’t fit here, we’ll put on the facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/mourning.solidarity.rebellion
Or start your own blog, your own movement, or your own project, connect with us, share your experiences.
Do the work that makes your own heart happy, and support others in their own passions. Fight for what YOU believe in.
Plan rallies, protests, meetings, and public mourning events. Brainstorm. Teach each other lessons and skills. Reconnect to the land. Listen to the birds.
Share and share and share again.
And as this project grows into a movement, we’ll gather together, we’ll connect in the streets, we’ll support one another.
And when we meet, we’ll know each other by our black clothing, but also by the spark in our eyes.
Because changing this world is gonna take all we’ve got.
Gather your strength, join together, stand your ground.
The winds of change are blowing.
Can you feel it?