In case you missed it, @americaferrera spoke of #revolutionarylove in her spellbinding interview with #KristaTippett on the @onbeing podcast. “This notion that we’re giving voice to the voiceless is very flawed,” she said, for “they’ve always been talking.” “I think so often of the Dreamers--the children who essentially led themselves--who realized their salvation was in them stepping into their leadership and doing the most terrifying thing, which was to be visible in a world that demanded them to remain invisible.” Privileged with a platform, America realizes her activism does not require her to have all the answers, instead, it calls her to “shift the attention, and shift the light” onto “these people with powerful, strong voices and stories and solutions to speak for themselves.” Also featured was #johnpaullederach, widely known for his pioneering work in conflict transformation. America asked him if there has been an unexpected relationship in his life that shifted the way he saw things. Lederarch spoke of his dear friend Ricardo Esquivia, a Columbian who grew up on the streets because his father had leprosy. Ricardo taught him this, “You can be angry, but don’t become bitter. You can be angry, but don’t refuse to talk. You can be angry, but don’t forget to love.” Read, share and don’t forget to love.
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