Exploring, globe-trotting, adventuring…all experiences that many people find enjoying and educational. But what do you do when white? How do you interact? Do you listen or do you override cultural differences to the most important element to the story…instead of the sideline?
Every year March 8 represents International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change. So how can a woman be bold against the rising populist movement? That’s a hard question to answer because there’s no definitive measure really. After all, a woman can’t be bold on a single level; instead she must attack every stage from the local to the international. Gaining rights for women in your city is valuable, but it doesn’t help women across the nation. And protesters, organizers, and movers face becoming social villains, depending on the selling narrative of the time. So I can’t answer this from any other perspective but my own. That’s exactly what I’ll do.
Here’s how I’m willing to change the world around me: fighting back for future generations’ freedom. It’s not just those us alive now that will face present day repercussions. Nominations like the Supreme Court are generational. My generation–the X-Y grey area–continues to have children and our children will face decisions made by those in charge, no matter if I personally voted for the winning party or not. Politics are more than a single issue. It’s everything. So my job is to promote change, to be bold, to remind the world why women are valuable.
There’s a plethora of pictures/memes posted online with Gandhi’s “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” across social media now. For good reason, really. We’re a reactionary species and many of us Americans in the XYZ generations are plain tired of all the crises.
Think about it.
From Desert Storm to still being in Afghanistan, we’ve had a pretty conflict-riddled existence. Constant infighting among politicians caused a lot of us to lose benefits, or our lives, as the world’s economy progressed-and then collapsed. It’s been 25 years of never ending conflict.