since i’m feeling all lovey-dovey

I have a sister who knows what it means to be disenfranchised
I call her “Voice” and learn community from her.

I have a brother who promotes revolution through learning
I call him “Knowledge” since he believes new ideas are intimately attached to creating change.

I have a friend who practices power by bringing people together, even when it doesn’t seem like they’ll ever get along
I call him “Solidarity” because he’s this quiet kind of powerful.

I have a dreamer-friend who lives agape love, especially when people are against her.
I call her “Love” because that’s really the only way to describe who she is.

I have a comrade who is proud, even when they’re telling us we’re not worthy
I call him “Pride” cause his words, even when short, fuels the fire when I think I’m gonna stop going.

I have a colleague who can take something as complicated as disability and make it seem simple
I call her “Soul” because in the words of Justin Dart, she uses creativity to explode truth.

Voice. Knowledge. Solidarity. Love. Pride. Soul.
These are the values of community.


Filed under community, i love my people

5 responses to “since i’m feeling all lovey-dovey

  1. This is excellent. It would make a good flyer… ground rules even for a discussion on social movements/communities.

  2. let’s add some SASS! 🙂

  3. Liz

    Wow, that is stunning just like the rest of this blog. Do you live in Philly?

  4. Ryan

    this one made me cry

  5. wheelchairdancer



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