I’m back..

Fifteen years ago to the day, on 9/11 I was so appalled by the decision of the US to invade Iraq, I decided then that I would drop everything and commit my life to being the change I wanted to see. During this time, despite not having all the luxuries in the world, I made it work.

Needless to say, it’s been an infinitely long and winding road and I have struggled to find my way professionally. Following the ‘economic collapse’ and the extreme change in housing and employment opportunities I felt forced to give up on activism, in pursuit of the ‘American dream’. I even tried to be “normal” and think about my future/retirement etc. and that’s why i got into insurance…needless to say that didn’t last long! But hey, I tried..

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Locking down to Stop Urban Shield at Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Ca. Sept 11, 2016

I am now committed to move towards being able to do my activism full time again, and have recently accepted a p/t position as the West Coast Representative with a publishing company called Just World Books and its sister/nonprofit educational organization Just World Educational. Please check out the amazing books and authors, and let me know if you would like to host an event at your community group, nonprofit org or academic institution.
Please do also keep me in mind for other gigs you think I would be a good fit for!
I know i am blessed and privileged to be able to do this work full time. But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. If everyone just does whatever little or great in their power, we would be so much better off. One thing we can all do right now is, sign the following petition by Barbara Lee to Congress: Repeal the blank check for endless war. Plus the future just may depend on it. In the words of a native tribal elder, and protector of the water and the earth:
This new millennium will usher in an age of harmony or it will bring the end of life as we know it. Starvation, war, and toxic waste have been the hallmark of the great myth of progress and development that ruled the last millennium. To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide
You alone – and only you – can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World.
Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.
Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger?
Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this world. Did you think you were put here for something less? In a Sacred Hoop of Life, there is no beginning and no ending. https://ravenredbone.com/…/important-message-from-keeper-o…/ #NODAPL

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It feels good to be back.

Peace, love and revolution♥