A note to People Who Care,
“I get angry about things, then go on and work.” – Toni Morrison
It is important to remember that the weight of the world has always been heavy. Since the beginning of time, those who have fought for honest expression and true equality have also been tasked with instilling compassion, kindness and care into the future generations. We spend a majority of our lives navigating through good and bad or right versus wrong. Often, we fail to remember exactly why our burden feels all too familiar.
There is hardly enough space or opportunity in the world to define what one has the capacity to explore when residing within the margins. Over the course of our lives we have seen these same methods applied to and often dictated by a system that was not designed to hold, let alone make space for the prioritization of a community mentality or experience that must be approached with care.
As we move into a new era, it is our responsibility to hold one another accountable for the change that we want to see in the world. This can only be actualized through a proper declaration. We have to remind ourselves, and the people we share identities with, to focus on the rays of light that are worthy of our presence. It is crucial that that we uplift our trials, victories, and everything in between.
It’s okay to be angry.
It’s okay to be hopeful.
It’s okay to care.
With power, strength and love,
People Who Care
BY PEOPLE WHO CARE
People Who Care is a non-for-profit and grassroots consultancy specializing in creative direction, campaign development & management, community organization and cultural productions in Chicago and beyond. We are mischievous, intentional and selective. Check out some of the projects that we’re currently caring for at peoplewho.care.