This weekend was filled with triggering news that I’m sure brought up anxiety and all sorts of emotions. And as I shared on the Kermit Says… Facebook and Instagram pages, there is no right or wrong way to react. We are all fully-formed humans with valid feelings and experiences that have shaped our very being. With every news report and social media post that sparked an array of feelings, I hope you took time to both acknowledge them and feel them deeply and to care for yourself in whatever way was most effective and beneficial for you to mend and heal. Now, are you ready to press on and power up because there is work to do? You, my friend, have a voice that is valuable and worthy. We need you. You need you. It’s time to change the game. Continue reading
Kermit Says… believes in the power of treating people, regardless of the color of their skin, religion, class, ability, or age, with kindness, love, and respect. We believe that we each have a responsibility to stand up against injustice, discrimination, inequality, inequity, and bullying in all of its forms. While our views may be considered liberal or far-left, we like to think we embody and uphold the Golden Rule: to treat others the way we wish to be treated. Our hope is to consistently spread messages of hope and love and encourage and empower others to do the same.
With the end of one presidential administration and the beginning of another, stress, anxiety, fear, and frustration are at an all-time political high. While some will choose to process this transition by themselves or with loved ones, others plan to take it to the streets and protest in various marches all around the world. According to a USA Today poll, “an estimated 1 million people plan to demonstrate in all 50 states and 32 countries.” This weekend’s main event, the Women’s March on Washington, is anticipating at least 200,000 individuals alone! Whether their focus is women’s rights, immigration, education, or any number of other causes, people are banding together this weekend, in particular, to march for social justice and civil rights.
Nigerian girls missing, Ebola ravaging West African countries, ISIS terrorizing innocent civilians, Bubonic plague spreading throughout Madagascar, and hundreds of thousands of people losing the battle against social justice every. single. day. There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and I oftentimes feel angry, sad, confused, powerless, and just plain tired. Tired of the fighting. Tired of the hatred. Tired of the pain. Tired of the judgment. Tired of it all. When will it end? When will love finally drive out hate? When will darkness give way to light? When will we know justice and peace? When will we be the change we want to see in the world?