Visual artist/activist, Favianna Rodriguez (@favianna) recently posted the words below via facebook & I wanted to share it with you all. I hope that in some small way it inspires you :) Favianna also created the “Migration is Beautiful” artwork above. You can check out more of her work at http://favianna.com/
"The tools I use are not new. Reclaiming our humanity and our beauty is resistance. I don’t believe in only reacting to the oppressor’s framework of laws and ideas and that define who we are. Celebrating human dignity does not undermine nor ignore our suffering. It’s not an either/or game. On the contrary, true liberation requires both imagination and action… and LOVE! In the words of the great Steve Biko, a founder of the Black Consciousness Movement - ‘The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.’"