Sorry for skipping last week. Disappointed in myself that I did, but I think I need a break from social media for a little while.
I can only say that I am tired, of waiting for change to happen, of being scared, of being outraged over the violence that consumes us.
I’m not as hopeful as I used to be, and I can only say that what I have written on my Facebook about the happenings of this past week is what I have to say for now.
I believe that I am lucky in a way to be leaving to Costa Rica to start the Birds of La Cangreja project because it will help to clear my head and figure out what role I can and should play in social justice movements and in fighting overall as an ally and as an activist. But, my travels also comes at a bad time because it feels like to leave is to abandon the communities that need strength here at home.
Though I am torn, maybe because I have the privilege of being able to step away, I should so that I can return and be ready to really tackle the problems that seem so daunting and hopeless.
I have no answers and no real moral to the story or uplifting note to end this on. I am just grateful in that I know there are so many dedicated and motivated, angry, beautiful, loving activists in the struggle–in the queer, Latinx, and Muslim communities who are holding it down. I could only hope for an ounce of the strength they have, and do my part in calling our elected officials for gun restrictions, in calling out homophobia, Islamaphobia, anti-immigrant sentiments, and the other forms of oppressive hatred that plague this country.
With this, I hope to continue on with TunesDays upon my return. I just need some space.
Wishing you all love, healing, and more strength.