Queer joy fosters a closeness with others that is unique and beautiful. Being in the presence of queer joy made me feel more confident in my queerness.
My leadership is the fruit and the flowers in bloom, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rest of my ancestors are the invisible roots I sometimes forget to pause and thank.
Some seeds are not ready to sprout right away, and need time in the dark to feel the sun filter through. I’m glad I had the time and the care to heal and grow at my own pace.
Tu Bishvat is an opportunity for us to cultivate our growth and development. We can offer gratitude to the natural world around us for giving structure to our chaotic lives.
Dr. King: "Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic."
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