This is a different post. /The Rules, an activist organization “pushing the global narrative in a new direction”, has recently started a “When it clicked” series of “stories from people working within the ‘international development’ sector who want to share their experience of challenging the dominant narrative around poverty and development, how it felt and why it’s important to question”. I felt compelled to share my story, and here it is: “When it clicked: I chanced upon a series of eye-opening discussions on social justice with a friend”.
My poems tend to get a little abstract at times. Sometimes I anchor them with a reference, but mostly they tend to float. The post above should provide some context.
Really interesting piece. The content is fascinating, but also the notion that well into our adult lives–past the age when one normally expects to learn about ourselves and the views that we hold as truths–we lift a stone and find something that makes us totally reevaluate. Bravo for being open to this. Best of luck with your worthy work.
Thanks Melissa. It remains a road, as I am discovering, that we build together with others as we walk it 🙂