Be A Part Of A Movement: #1000Speak

Since Gretchen is the one who brought #1000Speak to my attention, I have been looking forward to her sounding off all week. And she has. Yes, words matter. (I’m shying away from calling it a movement in my own writing. Honestly, I am doing this because I just plain want 1000 bloggers to write about compassion. But I will let you in on a little secret. The things I did this week, and the order I did them in, are very much informed by my study of social movements and organization. Now raise your hand if you did not know, or forgot, that I am trained in political science 😉 )

Drifting Through


“My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark. I do not feel the romance, I do not catch the spark…. and I will not be a pawn… for the prince of darkness, any longer.”

-Indigo Girls, Prince of Darkness

This week something pretty incredible remarkable amazing happened. One blogger wrote a beautiful piece in response to recent tragedies and atrocities happening in the world. Another blogger was posting about these same events on FaceBook. The two had a conversation that inspired this:

“How cool would it be if we could get 1000 bloggers on the same day to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement etc.? (Date to be decided.)
We could call it 1000 Voices For Compassion.
Who’s in?”

And thus began a movement. 1000 Voices for Compassion. A call for bloggers to join together on one day to speak out…

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