PBC NOW would like to welcome you to our blog. This is an opportunity to exchange thoughts & ideas with us.
Most of the following blogs will focus on our priority issues…and we look forward to getting into the big conversations! For now, we begin this blog with a written piece that shares a bit of insight into the thoughts of an activist and our president, Meredith Ockman.
Why am I an Activist?
Why am I an activist? How could I possibly perform the day to day tasks when they fought so hard? How could I take advantage of each day without recognizing that it was the hopes and dreams of these brave soldiers in the fight? How could I go on without wanting to continue to grow and build new day to day tasks of the next generation? So that the next generation of women makes the SAME amount as the men for the same effort and time. So that the girl who sits in the classroom now has the aspiration to be the next President of the United States instead of His wife. So that the little boy doesn’t grow up to be a disrespectful, abusive man because he was never taught respect for women, and that women are every bit as important and capable as men.
Why am I an activist? There are so many reasons to March on Washington with my sisters, because I know that unlike my predecessors, I won’t be jailed and tortured for my beliefs. I won’t have to go through the injustices that they suffered. But maybe, just maybe, one more person hears my message…one more person who can help move us in the right direction. One more person who can’t deny that we should have the right to love who we love and sleep with who we want to sleep with and not HAVE TO bring a life into this world who we know will be a tortured soul if we get pregnant. To take care of our own lives and not lose the ability to do so just because someone thinks they know what a G-d of their understanding wants us to do/be/say.
Why am I an activist? Because 6 million of my family members died because of the law of their land. That won’t happen to me as long as I know what the law says and I rally the troops to rise up against it if it’s wrong. Because 1 paragraph made it ok to enslave and torture and kill my gay brothers and sisters during the Holocaust. I won’t walk into the gas chambers thinking I’m going to take a shower.
Why am I an activist? Because there are 3500 children currently in child welfare services in Palm Beach County who don’t have a loving parent and there are gay people all over Palm Beach County who could love and provide for and take care of the 3500 children in our system. Because every child should be a wanted child. Because these children are wanted and don’t even know.
Why am I an activist? Because there are so many injustices in the world and activists created an environment that ended slavery and segregation. Activists are critical of the injustices in the world and activists are the only ones who can change them.
Why am I an activist? Because I won’t be a pathetic sheep following in the herd. Because I have found the road less traveled. Because I will rage against the dying of the light.
Margaret Mead said “Never doubt that a thoughtful, committed individual can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
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