I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community. But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did.
“I will get my hands dirty.”
Social media, especially, has made it very easy to feel like you’re contributing to something, supporting something, taking a stand for something. And I’m the very last person who would tell you that the kind of activity which happens on social media is worthless. I think it’s invaluable.
But it doesn’t get the work done.
Nothing changes until somebody – actually, a lot of somebodies – get their hands dirty and do the work. We should all be one of those somebodies.