As I continue to ride on high from a week of intensity and inspiration at Mama Hope bootcamp in San Francisco, I am grounded and elated by these words. It's less about what you do, but rather why you do it, for "what you do serves as proof of what you believe". (Watch this and see what I mean.)
I believe that this world- the earth- is in crisis, and I believe that we have the power to change course. While one might argue that we (read:humans) need many things in life, this much is true... We need food and we need each other. People need people. This is my call to action.
I've taken a somewhat circuitous route to get here; giving up my first true love of dance, moving halfway across the world to India to realize that the work I couldn't not do (forgive me middle school english teachers!) was protecting our natural resources. Specifically ensuring global food security. I believe that human rights have no compromise and that we all should have access to healthy food and clean water.
The most powerful thing we can do is take responsibility for who we are what what we do. Positions of privilege should not be shied away from with shame and guilt, but charged with accountability. And it is this responsibility, not only to ourselves, but to each other, that is truly revolutionary.
So as I set forth on this charge, I hope to include others on my journey. With motivation, intention, and authenticity, it begins....