We are looking for personal essays on the issues and causes you care about. Many of us attended marches all over the country and world on Jan. 21st. What ‘awakening’ brought you to your activism?
What does it mean to be an activist in your community? What causes are you fighting for? What do they mean to you, your friends, your family? What difficulties have you had?
And most importantly: When and how did you ‘wake up’ to this issue?
Here’s how I woke up to climate change in the United States
Here’s how I woke up to racial injustice. And what I’ve chosen to do about it.
Your essay must include hope and action. Don’t just tell us about the problem, tell us what you’re doing to fix it.
Consider this an opportunity to expand on the stories in this collection: