I have a tendency to skip weeks now. Maybe I should make TunesDays an over other week kind of deal this year.
Anyway, hey. Look. Last week and this week have been nuts. And I’m not just talking about my personal schedule, but it feels like the world is collapsing in on itself and we’re so frantically trying to hold it together.
I’m trying to find my place in it all. How should my activism take hold? What does activism for me even look like? And I’ve been reading some really great pieces about tangible action items we can all do, but sometimes it just feels hopeless.
The most rational and optimistic part of me says we can persevere–we have for decades, and we’ll continue fighting for equity, in whatever shape or form that might take. I think for the sake of my own sanity, I have to believe we will survive this.
But, a small, but large enough, part of me thinks, this is it. This is how we end, like the epilogue of a dystopian novel that someone will end up making into a Hollywood blockbuster.
As much as I’d like to believe in progress and the arc of the moral universe bending towards justice, our country has always done its best to hold POC back, and this is just some next-level shit. I’m hoping that the next couple weeks of digging deep and being actively engaged will help me sort out my own feelings.
Anyway, this week’s playlist is a mix of things. Listening to these songs have been keeping me afloat in the midst of hearing about friends & family who are terrified and lost. This fight isn’t over and it’s going to take a lot more than an immigration ban to hold us down. #BanBannon, not Muslims.