Get angry and stay engaged: Civil Discourse and Social Media Part 2

Get angry and stay engaged: Civil Discourse and Social Media Part 2

Recognizing that I have the right to be angry and letting that anger sit with me has been a powerful force. Past-me might have felt that my anger was frivolous. That if I could just be nice and kind, I could make change. But I've come to believe that kindness and compassion and anger and sadness can actually all live together. This was/is a revelization for me. When I talk about showing love and compassion to those I disagree with, I'm not talking about being nice and ignoring hatful, racist, misogynistic or xenophobic things that are said. I can love someone because they are a human being with hopes and dreams and values and beliefs and because of that love want them to be better, to themselves and those around them.