The last 48 hours have felt as breathless as the last four years. We have wept and prayed and grieved and raged and fought and voted and got out the vote. We the people, across race and place, turned out in record numbers to swear in new leaders who will govern for all of us.
I will be giving a Ted Talk this fall - the announcement just went up! I am putting together stories + studies in ethics, law and even science to make the case for why Revolutionary Love is the call of our times. Especially in the face of white supremacist violence. Deep breath. If you can, please join my parents, baby Kavi, and me in New Orleans this November! Click on these links for information on tickets and on the inspiring line up. Photo taken from tedwomen2017.ted.com
POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH VALARIE KAUR, THE REVOLUTIONARY LOVE PROJECT Seeking a Senior Associate and Research Scholar to join Valarie Kaur at the Revolutionary Love Project. Founded during the last election season, the Revolutionary Love Project champions the ethic of love in the fight for social justice. Kaur is a civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker, entrepreneur, educator, and Sikh American justice leader. She is currently writing a book on Revolutionary Love and leading the Project to build a toolkit, film, annual conference, and online community. The Project engages a national
Some joyful news! I'm working with a publisher to write a book on Revolutionary Love, a memoir/manifesto that responds to this moment in history. It's hard to describe what this means in my life. I took my first book-writing course in college fifteen years ago this semester. It was shortly after 9/11 and starting a life as an activist, I had a sense that the stories I was collecting needed to be heard. Fast forward, and the stories now fill a treasure chest. After the election, I opened
To all the mothers! May you celebrate today all the ways you pour your body, breathe, and blood into your families. You have a particular kind of wisdom that the country needs right now. You know that birthing new life can feel like drowning, like dying. You can teach us how to breathe and push, and breathe again through our country's Transition. You know that love gives you strength you never knew you had. You love even when your nipples are bleeding or perineum torn or sleep only comes
Dear Friends, As we approach 100 days into this administration, I want to share with you the most powerful and life-giving moment of our year: Just over a week ago, we gathered with immigrant families and faith leaders at a church in downtown Los Angeles and listened to stories of those swept up in recent raids, including Romulo Avelica who was arrested in front of his daughter on the way to school. In their name, we marched from the church to the local immigration detention center in song, music,