The greatest and best method for me to do the work and show my love for my community is to write.
In the last few years, every word I’ve written. Every. Single. One of thousands comes from my deep need to express my love for my community.
The essays, the stories, the rants the everything.
It is how I say I love you when I’m too overwhelmed to talk.
It is how I do the work.
That said, I need y’all to do me a favor.
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Right now in our political climate in the US, folks like me are not only dealing with our usual shit but also the added terror of worrying about being attacked, watching our White “allies” forget how to say White Supremacy, being called on for extra emotional/intellectual labor, having to (for my fellow writers this one is especially terrible right now) watch our White lady ‘allies’ do the most in order to get our help/labor for their own work and they offer nothing in return.
My community is in need.
This is the work.
Please help us.