I’ve been quiet lately. I’m writing the last chapter of Ship of Souls, and haven’t been able to sleep through the night due to this chronic condition. I’m weary and find it so disheartening that elected officials are taking aim at my life—Planned Parenthood, teachers, unions, NPR, PBS. I don’t understand how ordinary working people can vote for politicians whose sole aim is to render the people powerless. Folks overseas are in the street, fighting for democracy; we’ve got a democracy, and yet the rich are still calling the shots—their interests come before anyone else’s. How is this possible? Many thanks to Sarah Schulman who posted this quote from the brilliant author/activist Audre Lorde:
“That you can’t change City Hall is a rumor being spread by City Hall.”
Don’t believe the hype. Find a way to fight back. Write the stories that will set the record straight.