Tag Archives: activism

FMM 2 12 2021 Outspeaking

“All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.” ~ Samantha Power. When I was a young working mother of four young children, I did what many other nurses did who had similar responsibilities, I worked nights and weekends.  It didn’t give you much of a social life, but it maximized your earning power […]

FMM 9 20 19 Think in Harmony

“How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns? “ ~ Desmond Tutu.  On our first trip to Jamaica, we were accompanied by a banjo.  By that I mean that, deep in the hold, along with countless bags, boxes and trunks, there […]

FMM 7 15 16 Power Positive

“Love’s in need of love today.”~Stevie Wonder. The father of my children was a complex man.  He could argue all day on a variety of topics: sports, politics, injustice, you name it.  What animated him was the history of injustice perpetrated on Africa and people of African descent world over.  He was not a fan […]

FMM 9 25 16 Changing Perspective

http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Morning-Messages-Inspiration-Volume/dp/151716673X FMM 9 25 15 Changing Perspective “Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.” ~Patricia Hill Collins Last night I heard ‘Her Story’, about a woman whose name I had never heard before: Dorothy Day. Of course I immediately thought of Doris Day, but this was a woman of a totally different order. […]

FMM 12 5 14 Where Healing Begins

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” ~Mahatma Gandhi. It is troubling to live in a world where injustice appears to be the norm. Where bad news is distressing but not surprising; where people of color (especially the males) have to think defensively and act as if anything they […]

FMM 4 18 14 Always Searching

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”~ Carl Jung.   We are a society in search of quick fixes.  We are sold on money making schemes; sure thing diets; self-help schemes that cure a lifetime of unhealthy practices.  We hear what […]