Early in this school year, I was questioned about what I wanted my legacy to be…
The question took me into a private place of wondering…what did I want my legacy to be in a year of “unprecedented” everything…
Today, on a day of sanctioned teacher self-care, I chose to act with other teachers in the middle of the street with a hand-made sign, tee-shirt and my voice…lifting the weight of a world by raising my arms…
I am not like the sheroes who I have admired all my life
Anna Julia Cooper
Ida B. Wells
Fannie Lou Hamer
But today, I understand them better…I feel the triumph of their legacy.
For the first time this week, since Tuesday, I am able to act without tears…without crying…without rage, not without pain but certainly with a clear(-er) purpose.
Rest in peace to all victims of gun violence
Rest in power to all those who have worked for change