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Glennon Doyle  Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller LOVE WARRIOR and CARRY ON, WARRIOR. Founder of @together.rising

Here’s what the executive order does and doesn’t do: The executive order stops the new bleeding. But it does not address the blood on their hands.
The president has just signed an executive order reversing his own policy of mass family separation at the border.
This executive order was signed because OF YOU. This administration took a bet that America had no more unifying non-negotiables – that there was nothing we wouldn’t tolerate – that we wouldn’t care enough to keep fighting. They lost that bet. We cared enough. When it came to the babies we, the people, came together and said: NOT THIS.
We need to take a moment to acknowledge your victory.
Okay that moment is over. Because this remains a national crisis and atrocity.
This order does not change the President’s zero-tolerance regime. Every unauthorized border crossing (even those who may be seeking asylum legally) will continue to be treated as a federal crime. Families may be detained (in for-profit facilities) indefinitely while the adults face federal prosecution.
IT DOES NOTHING WITH RESPECT TO THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN ALREADY FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THEIR FAMILIES through this barbaric policy. NOTHING ABOUT THEM. We have learned today that children have been flown all over the country – hundreds of miles from their parents, and authorities have said there is a high probability that many will never be reunited. We learned today that several of the FOR-PROFIT companies that house unaccompanied children have histories of sexual misconduct and other abuse.
ORPHANED & ABUSED BY OUR GOVERNMENT.
TOGETHER RISING WILL NOT REST UNTIL THESE CHILDREN ARE BACK IN THEIR PARENTS’ ARMS.
We will not forget about these thousands of terrified children. We will reunify these families.
Every boots on the ground organization with which are in daily contact tells us this: These babies need advocates to help get them reunified with their families. We are going to keep HELPING THE HELPERS. We are going to lock arms with these organizations and keep walking with then until the babies are returned.
We will do this together. Please give at the link in my bio ☝🏼
G & @together.rising

You know how we teach our kids never to be “bystanders?” To stand up for other hurting kids being bullied?
Now is the time to do what what we tell our kids to do.
Do not be a Bystander- not in this moment in which the very humanity of our country is crumbling. Do not be a bystander- not while bullies take crying babies from their terrified mothers arms.
It’s the bystanders that allow the bullies to rule.
If we don’t speak up and stand up for these children- it’s time to stop pretending we ever will.
Together Rising has raised over 2 million dollars now for legal aide to organizations doing reputable, Long standing, fierce work for these children on the ground.
I’ve been on calls for days with activists and politicians and lawyers planning our next national steps.
We will not give up.
We will get these children back to their parents or die trying.
Giving is still open. Link in bio. Every tax deductible penny we receive will go to reunification of families. We’re deploying this money every day: you are literally providing care to these children in real time- and the overworked and exhausted and mighty orgs were working with like @theyoungcenter and @raicestexas and KIND and The Florence Project are so grateful.
Take sides. Join Team Love.
@together.rising

Honey will heretofore be appointed our #OOFClub mascot. Look at her. She came to Eat My Shoes and Give Zero Effs and she’s all outta shoes.
Honey: we salute you.

Everyone Can Do Something.

At one of my town hall meeting in Falls Church, VA last week, a mother stood and said: "How do we talk to our children about what’s going on at the border? How do we tell our kids that babies are being stripped from their mothers’ arms?" ———
I answered: "I can tell you what I tell my kids. You know the story about what Mister Rogers’ mother told him? She said, 'When scary things happen: look for the helpers. There will always be helpers.' I tell my kids that story. And then I take it further. I tell them that it’s not enough to look for the helpers. We must BECOME THE HELPERS. I tell them we will not surrender to despair. We will not wallow in heartbreak or anger without taking action. Heartbreak without action might as well be apathy. No. As for us and our house: We will not stand for terrified babies being torn from their mothers’ arms. As for us and our house, we will not just feel sad -- we will feel and then ACT." ——-
This weekend, a Love Warrior mama sent this photo to us. She wrote: "I wanted to share that my first grader and her little sister recently held a bake sale to raise funds for your emergency Love Flash Mob to reunify children separated at the border." ———
These fierce Love Warriors raised $248.50 in one hour for Together Rising. Every penny we receive from them is going to boots-on-the-ground advocacy and reunification of the border families.

Thank you for raising The Helpers, Mama. Brava!

LOVE,
G & @together.rising

We are still accepting tax-deductible donations for lawyers and social workers for detained children. As always, every penny we receive goes toward advocacy for and reunification of the families separated at the border. Please give at the link in my bio 👆🏼www.togetherrising.org/give

Yeah. This is why if you’re brave enough to stay with your pain- to refuse to abandon yourself during the breaking- to feel It all- your reward- eventually- is Brand New Life.
The newness is so terrifying and hard and it’s also the whole damn point down here. Don’t look back we’re not going that way.
That was then. This is now.
Carry onward- warriors.
Love you- G

“you have to understand
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land”
HOME by Warsan Shire @wu_shire
I do not understand how people refuse to understand.
Why do we feel more worthy of safety because we were born on the right side of an imaginary line?
We are people born on third base convinced we hit a triple- while folks outside the ball park starve. We ask them to stop trying to get their children inside for food and shelter. We tell them- we tell parents - to let their children die and stop bothering us about It. When they refuse: we take their children.
America is an experiment and we are failing.
We are repeating our history - we took babies from African mamas and we took them from Native American mamas and we took them from Japanese mamas. This is who we have been. And it’s going to take those of us who believe in Making America Great For Once- to keep showing up, to refuse to go numb- to refuse to look away until those babies are out of those cages and back in their parents’ arms.
Love will win but only if we refuse to give up.
There is No such thing as other people’s children. @together.rising Is still collecting for lawyers and social workers for detained children. Go to momastery.com to see our detailed transparent work- every penny we receive goes toward advocacy for and reunification of these families. Give your tax-deductible gift at the link in my bio ☝🏼
Thank u @luvvie for reminding me about this gorgeous poem.

I led a few town hall style family meetings this week.
A mother stood and said: How do we talk to our children about what’s going on at the border? How do we tell our kids that babies are being stripped from their mothers’ arms?
And I said: I can tell you what I tell my kids. You know the story about what Mister Rogers’ mother told him? She said, “When scary things happen: look for the helpers. There will always be helpers.” I tell my kids that story. And then I take it further. I tell them that it’s not enough to look for the helpers. We must BECOME THE HELPERS. I tell my kids the truth about what’s going on at the border: I tell them the truth is that evil is real and powerful, but that Love is realer, and more powerful.
I tell them that there will always be helpers that stand up, show up and say: NO. People over power. People over politics. People over patriotism. People First.
I tell them that as for our family: WE WILL BE THE HELPERS. As for us and our house: We will not stand for terrified babies being torn from their mothers’ arms. We understand that immigration is complicated and still we say: NOT THIS.
As for us and our house: We will not surrender to despair. We will not wallow in heartbreak or anger without taking action. Heartbreak without action might as well be apathy.
No. As for us and our house we will not just feel sad -- we will feel and then ACTThis is how heartbreak becomes a revolution of love and change.
In honor of the Fathers in my life: I’ve given again to Together Rising’s efforts to reunify terrified babies with their fathers.
I don’t know how long this nightmare will last: But I know we’ll outlast it. I’ll keep asking shamelessly for help because it’s not for me, it’s for them. As always, every penny we receive will go to organizations across this nation showing up in detainment centers – comforting, advocating for, and reuniting families.
Show up today in honor of the fathers in your life and then sit down tonight and tell your family WHO YOU ARE. That as for you and your house: YOU ARE THE HELPERS. Give at the link in my bio above: https://app.mobilecause.com/f/tyb/n ☝🏼
G & Together Rising

HERE'S HOW YOU ARE SERVING THE SEPARATED BORDER FAMILIES TODAY -- UPDATE #2!
Two weeks ago, we came together in a @together.rising Love Flash Mob to help get babies – who were torn from their families at the border – back into their parents’ arms.
In 9 hours, you raised One Million Dollars.
In total, you raised $1,500,000.

Last week, we told you about our first round of giving, in which we funded the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project for an angel team of four lawyers and 3 legal assistants to represent children detained in Arizona detention centers and their families; and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in order to cover the costs of a lawyer and social worker who will be operating around the country and on the border to provide advocacy and healing to unaccompanied, detained children.

Now, we are updating you on our second wave of giving so you know where Together Rising is putting your funds to work with love warrior boots on the ground. Please click the link above to read the full update about where your dollars are hard at work right now.
This crisis is heartbreaking, but at Together Rising, we don’t do despair. We know that despair is self-indulgent. Instead, we turn our collective heartbreak into effective action.
Please read the update. And please become one of the helpers.

EVERY PENNY WE RECEIVE FROM THE LINK IN THE UPDATE WILL CONTINUE TO GO TO CAREFULLY VETTED ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WORKING TIRELESSLY TO REUNIFY CHILDREN WITH THEIR FAMILIES. We know immigration is complicated and still we say: NOT THIS.
Let us hold onto this non-negotiable: Babies should not be torn from their parents’ arms. GIVE TO SAY: NOT THIS.
please click the link in my bio above: https://momastery.com/blog/2018/06/16/heres-how-you-are-serving-the-separated-border-families-today-update-2/

Just 100 more goals till you tie Abby’s record for most international goals scored, Ronaldo!!! Good job, guys!! You will catch up to the women one day if you keep trying really hard! #mensworldcup

Right now is the time. Now or never. Every church’s silence is that church’s complicity in the government sanctioned kidnapping of children in God’s name.
My @floridaconferenceucc @naplesucc @unitedchurchofchrist - please point us toward your official statement.
Everyone else: tag your church. No more silence.
CHURCH: BE THE CHURCH.
#FlippingTables

This is my response to the woman who said to me: “if people don’t want their children taken from them at the border- they shouldn’t bring them. I’d never put my kids in danger like that. Also, this is the past administration’s fault- check your facts.” #endfamilyseparation #familiesbelongtogether #checkyourprivilege

Bus stop with Bobby and Alice and all is right with the world. Falls Church - how magic was last night??? ROUND TWO tonight and we can’t wait!!!!! PS. Also yes I am wearing heels with sweatpants and no bra let me live my life. #equiLATERALtriangle #OOFClub

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