“Fear is the primary force upholding structures of domination. It promotes the desire for separation, the desire to not be known. When we are taught that safety always lies with sameness, then difference, of any kind, will appear as a threat. When we choose to love we choose to move against fear-against alienation and separation. The choice to love is a choice to connect-to find ourselves in the other”—
I always thought it would be amazing to open a school or a non profit or even create a company like toms shoes.
I also always thought that I am blessed to be surrounded by inspiring, deeply compassionate, intelligent, whole hearted hustling young folks who only strive to make an impact on a fellow citizen of the world, in whatever capacity that may be.
Whether you may be my kababayan or the Seneca soldiers…we are a diaspora of everyday people simply inspired. Be it cultural groundwork to engineer, bio lab technician or counselor to the kiddos, I forreal draw strength from you.
With that…for my someday one day, and ultimate dream-i would love to gather my friends and colleagues after they’ve walked the path of the professional world and be a force to be reckoned with…
Something that encompassed serving the community, empowering youth through building confidence in identity, passion, and heritage, education in academics and life…and simply making a difference, all in a wildly creative and stylish manner.
I know its all generalizations and dreams right now…but I’d love for you to join me. Someday. One day.