Last week I said YES to an invitation to stand in solidarity with those threatened by the presidential election results here in the States. We have taken an inventory of where we can be more active in supporting the people who will need it most while all three branches of the federal government align with mega-corp strategies to corrupt what is sacred to us: human rights and conservation of the earth.
Artists For Love is on a mission to create a big wave of solidarity, sending a message of hope and healing to those who are feeling alone, afraid, ostracized, carrying fear about their bodies, health benefits, access to clean water, and their place in this country’s economy.
I believe that there are few things more powerful than a group of love-minded people who have decided to use their platforms collectively to create a strong statement of unwavering indivisibility, what Lincoln referred to as “preserving the Union”. Those of us who may have had an easier time enjoying our rights must step up our game to protect those who are struggling to establish and hold on to theirs. Though many of us have very different concerns and priorities, and may not understand where the other is coming from, we can take the opportunity to honor one another as humans.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
- To print a PDF poster of my image CLICK HERE. Hang it on your mirror or at the local coffee shop/bus stop/grocery store/yoga studio with a love note from you! Check out Flora Bowley’s image and print it out too! Check out a huge gallery of printables at Kelly Rae’s site, too!
- Pin, share in your social media outlets, print and hang in your communities + create your own digital imagery using the hashtag #artistsforlove so we can find you.
- Send your .jpegs to me at soulodgeretreats at gmail.com and I’ll add the first ten I receive to the gallery below. Be sure to include your name so I can caption your image! Post your images on your website (if you have one) and let folks print it! Share in the comments where you’d like to see resources, healing energy, love, and support flowing to!
- We will be looking for you on Instagram, so make sure to use #artistsforlove !!
If, like me, you wholeheartedly support the ongoing evolution for petroleum alternatives and stand behind the water protectors showing up in protest against the military presence at Standing Rock in South Dakota please consider making a donation to their legal fund. This battle is reaching a critical point. Today is a BIG DAY for #NODAPL DAY OF ACTION, check out the map and see if there is an event in your area!
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no place for despair, no time for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. This is how civilizations heal.” -Toni Morrison