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From the Book: “I will get my hands dirty”



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.

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