The photo is of the welcome mat woven by a woman in the Love Welcomes collective of refugees in Greece.
The mat features upcycled fabric with strips of the life vest they wore to escape their home country.
It cost $65.50 total which is a fair price. I’m gearing up to make a donation to Thistle Farms the nonprofit that sells the welcome mats and other products on their website.
Today I’m tuned in more to what’s going on in America and around the world. Every day in my inbox I get social justice emails.
Just being aware of the injustice is the start. Then we must act together to defy the status quo and do what we can to change things.
I was born in 1965—the first year of Generation X. The older I’ve gotten I’m more committed to seeking justice.
I’m 57 and a child of the 1980s. Like the famous Mr. T in that long-ago TV show “I Pity the Fool” who would mess with me after they found out my story.
The quote is that we can’t just seek to change the story. We must change the storyteller.
Giving column space to unique voices and the original perspectives of often-silenced individuals is called for.
My time on OKCupid having crashed and ended I’ve decided to turn my sights on my Advocate work instead.
One thing I’ve done is to publish a second book a career guide for peers. It was my attempt to seek economic justice for people with mental health issues traditionally shut out of employment.
The goal as I see it is to get to the point in society where Activists can go out of business because there’s no more suffering in the world.
As I’ve always said in here one person reaching out to help another person is the way to go.
I have my eye on a pair of earrings on the Thistle Farms website.
Coming up a review of a biting and brilliant book on the fashion industry and the size inclusion revolution.