Feminist Mantra Monday 14: Amplify
This week's mantra is the briefest one yet, a single word: Amplify.
I feel so inspired by the thousands of people showing up at airports across the country to protest Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Their voices shout words of welcome above the noise of Trump's and his supporters' discriminatory/racist actions.
So this week, I'm challenging myself and you to embrace our ally-ship by amplifying the voices of those men and women most directly attacked by Trump's policies and those doing the work to fight against those policies.
Donate to the ACLU. Go to an organizing meeting in your city. Call those family members who never want to talk to you about politics, ask about their views, and try to explain to them how this impacts all of us.
The premise is simple: show up and shout.