Are you joining #extinctionrebellion ? There is no time for ifs, buts, becauses, what abouts, why hers, why hims, why nows .... the science is crystal clear: we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. 🔥We are in a life or death situation of our own making. And our babies are onboard this boat - so we better get our sh#% together!
Time to get out of our own way. Conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest are slow because powerful political and economic interests prevent deep change. It’s polite and mirrors politics which is lovely, but heartbreakingly incremental. So now it’s a question of: Business As Usual - or - Survival. We can’t have both. And I know what I choose. 🌎🌍🌏 Things have to change in order for things to change. And I’m ready. #climatechange #climatestrikes #extinctionrebellion #nocoal #noexcuses #fashionindustry #weseeyou
Hello. This post is about changing our minds and learning new things. ❤️ 2 weeks ago at the #climatestrike I woke up early filled with the special brand of Matisse-fast-paced-fire that got me in a bit of trouble during my younger years🔥. (Known by activists as ‘Northern’ traits). A little background on me, I wholeheartedly am disgusted by bureaucracy. I don’t get it, never have, I think it’s cowardly, wasteful and robs humanity of our magic and hope. From groups to governments, I can’t stand inane habits. And to me, climate change is the ultimate failure of dumbass bureaucracy. So in my natural fury and adrenaline, listening to The Tesky Brothers, the morning of the strikes I dedicated my #ClimateSign to the Australian Prime Minister and kindly ask him to stop being so meek and weak. Actually the way I phrased it was “Grow Some Balls.” By the time we got to the march, I had changed my mind and turned my sign around. 🧐 Without prompt, I had remembered a conversation around a tea table at my old workplace. About not attributing male genitalia with strength, or female genitalia with cowardice. 🤦♀️ How could I be so silly!!! For a second I was SO relieved that I hadn’t yet held it up. Then I panicked that someone might have seen me on the train and I had offended them. 😫 Disaster. Luckily by the time we were about to leave, and I was calm and hungry, and another one of my traits had kicked in. 🤲🏼 Reflection. (Story time @claudia_macaskill haha) So I asked to get this photo taken. So I could write this post. 🥰 Here it is. Dear Internet - Everyone says or writes silly things. I know ‘Grow Some Balls’ isn’t the most offensive message in the world but I realised I didn’t like it. I was very annoyed at myself and felt the need to hide my slip up. Then I remembered that I’m okay looking like an idiot if I can share a tidbit, a nugget of wisdom born from stupidity. Lets help everyone be receptive to learning, and afford people the space and compassion to change their own minds. Especially online. AND, let’s try really hard to not associate male bits with power. As a woman who has naturally given birth twice, I should have known better 🤭❤️💓💋 #womanpower