From the night of the inauguration in East Tennessee: the resistance starts at home building with beautiful and creative people. As my friend Samir said, "the narrative has been slipping from us and it's time to take it back." So we gathered to create, to obstruct, to resist, to acknowledge and celebrate the work that has come before this moment, to listen, to eat and drink, to lay down burdens, to connect, to be joyful and resilient against all odds... yes, our joy is resistance but don't fuck with us because another world is coming.
New year, same me, same fights, just harder now. Here we are y'all, we made it through the year that wouldn't quit, the year that suckered punched us right in the gut, then the eye, and then wound back up and socked us straight in the heart... the year that uncovered a system built broken and the possibilities of beautiful solutions even when folks were trying their hardest to pull the covers back up and say we ain't seen what we seen, but we did and we can't un-see it now. So here I am y'all at the threshold of 2017 climbing mountains called home having seen what we seen, knowing our fights just got harder, and I am ready and I am with y'all and I am ready because I am with y'all because nobody's free 'til everybody's free.