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 have power of my own.”
Nobody is powerless. We all have our own power, but we have to choose to use it.
We have the power of our words: what we say, when we choose to speak, and when we choose to be silent.
We have the power of our actions: what we give priority to in our lives, what gets our attention, where we spend our money and time.
We have the power of our relationships: who we know, who we choose to associate with, who we learn from, and who we teach.
Even if we don’t feel like we have the power to change the world, we all have the power to change things in our own world. We all have power of our own.