|"The calmest man in Charlotte" Photo: Matthew Teague|
When I'm grieving, I turn to poetry. I've found form for my sadness in these words by the talented Danez Smith, so I'll leave them here for you.
And finally, you — You matter. Your life matters to this community.
9/23/16 Link LoveThe most powerful thing you can do? Listen.
Quoting the great Audre Lorde: "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it's self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." Loving yourself is always radical. Even activists practice self-care.
Not sure how to start? Maybe it just feels too self-indulgent right now? Maybe start with a cup of coffee.
And, 16 Ways 2016 Is Not a Total Dumpster Fire. Even when it seems like it must be.