How to Stand for Something

Peacefully. Actively.

Practice democracy. Join a march. Write an article. Share an article. Sign a petition. Organize an event. Show a movie on your topic at a school. Volunteer.

Call your local congressman/congresswoman. Call an embassy if you have an issue with what another country is doing.

Support an activist friend. Share their stories on your favorite social media channel. You never know how many people are going to see it. Who will be influenced by reading it. You’ll be spreading awareness, maybe. It’s small, but it’s something.

Research. Understand what impacts the topic(s) you’re passionate about. Find organization who work to protect/change/improve it. Lend a helping hand.

Talk about the topic with people you meet. Educate. Inform. Inspire. Live the values you believe. Fully. Be consistent. Stop pretending it’s not happening.

Standing for something, believing in something, anything — never came with silence. It’s never easy. It is hopeful, we are some of the very lucky few who can actually take part in walks and call officials, sign petitions, organize demonstrations, freely.

We have democracy. Use it.

The last thing you should do if you want to stand for something is remain silent. Use your voice. You have plenty. It’s free. No excuse.

Be the change you want to see in the world. BE the change.

Ocean Actionist. Circular Economy Consultant. Reuse and Plastic recycling SME. Entrepreneur. Speaker. Underwater Photographer. NYC.

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