So the past few days have been cold and rainy in good ol’ Portland. So I’ve taken my energy inside, and have been trying to focus on work indoors. Primarily the Sam Adams Recall campaign, and my work with The New Movement.
I’ve made the decision that I want to hold a gathering somewhere in the Portland area within the next couple weeks. The goal being to put a voice to the mission I’ve set out for The New Movement. I’ve spoken with so many people about it, but have yet to get everyone together and explain what I really want to do.
What I want to do is help reinforce independence and individuality, and motivate people to not allow themselves to fall into stereotypes just because we think it’s “What is expected of us”. It can start on an individual level, and in time work it’s way through the paths of society to ignite new ways in how we represent ourselves in the move towards equal rights.
It’s so easy to fall into a stereotype because we think it’s okay or it’s what people assume we are. But by doing that, we are fighting against ourselves in advancement and equality. Why? Because we are choosing to live the “ideas” that other people have of us, and doing that only exemplifies the reasons why so many people don’t believe we should have equal rights.
I’ll be in touch in the next few days with a meeting place and time. I hope you all can come. It would be a pleasure to meet you all.