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.
“An ally is better than a hero.”
Few, if any, problems are truly solved by someone swooping in to save the day. Once the knight in shining armor has gone on his way, those he saved are no safer than they ever were.
What people really need are people to stand beside them, to fight beside them, to work beside them.
The world doesn’t need heroes as much as it needs allies.