Spirit of mandela
What we need now is a clear way forward. What we need is to stop preaching to the choir and figure out a way to get regular Americans to understand the stakes of leaving an entire portion, a vibrant portion, a life giving portion of its populace behind in its blind attempt to forge ahead without reckoning with its ugly past. We see all of the trimmings of an erasure. Heavy money coming from the right to erase critical race theory from education completely and absolve America of any…
From Slave to Soldier has become a mantra for me and has become a constant reminder of what i must do day in and day out.
Mental health is something that everyone is talking about constantly these days and it seems like something more and more people are starting to investigate within their own lives. I believe strongly that our mental health depends on our ability to form a philosophical approach to life that feeds our vision of who we want to become. And it is not the sole building block of mental health. There are many other things which i intend to try and give information about on the health and wellness page. But to me, this philosophical approach is a very important one. One key component of that understanding for me is that everyday is war. Everyday i have to fight just to be pleasant. Just to be able to deal with the pain, anger, rage, disappointment that living in this system sometimes makes me feel. That fight means a number of things. it means that i must engage in doing the work i see that is essential to making our lives better. It means that i must study. It means that i don't want to be a slave. I don't even necessarily want to be a soldier. But i must be.
I have used this as a teaching tool in my classes with young people and adults alike and it has always proved to be a basis for some pretty great discussions. What does it mean? Well, i hope to pique your interest just enough so that you will be willing to find out. On this page will be a multi media blog concerning things related to this topic. There will be articles, videos, discussion prompts and more for those of you who are into rolling your sleeves up and doing the work. AseO!!