I recently wrote about a remarkable woman I met almost exactly a year ago at Fire Drill Fridays and I wanted to share her incredible story with you:
Nicky was very touched by how welcoming you were to her (and so many others)—your time in D.C. may have been brief, but just know t…[Read more]
Just want to wish you a very happy first Fire Drill Friday anniversary!! I can’t overstate how much my participation in FDF drastically transformed my life. Not only have I remained friends with so many wonderful people I met, but in the year since I have moved to D.C. and thrown myself into activism with my whole heart.
I know you…[Read more]
I’ll second what you said about ‘Overstory.’ What a profound and beautiful book – it moved me to tears and I was sad to see it end. I passed my copy onto a friend I met during my first FDF arrest and she is savoring it as well. There really is nothing as delicious as finding the right book at the right time in your life. I just recen…[Read more]
Wanted to say that I agree 100% with what you said at the beginning of today’s FDF. The energy here in D.C. is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I feel so lucky to be able to move here in this historic time and humbled to be able to work toward real, possible change.
I also think the message that everyone can play a part is so…[Read more]
Just wanted to recommend Pema Chödrön’s latest book, ‘Welcoming the Unwelcome.’ I picked it up on a whim recently not knowing I would soon go into quarantine and it’s been invaluable and eerily prescient.
“Things seem like they’re spinning out of control. We can respond to this state of affairs with fear, aggression, and s…[Read more]
What a joy to be able to put Fire Drill Fridays on my calendar during this crisis. I’ve been working my way through Naomi Klein’s books and I can’t stop thinking about her analysis of the 2008 bank bailout—how that was a critical (missed) opportunity to demand more of corporations in exchange for help. I didn’t expect to suddenly…[Read more]
Alexandra commented on the post, LET’S NOT USE THE COVID-19 CRISIS TO FUEL THE CLIMATE CRISIS 11 months ago
Wouldn’t miss it! Registered, will share widely and looking forward to it. xoxo
Alexandra commented on the post, LET’S NOT USE THE COVID-19 CRISIS TO FUEL THE CLIMATE CRISIS 11 months, 1 week ago
We’re all struggling to adapt to this ever-changing world, but know that it’s been immensely helpful to have you provide rational, forward-thinking guidance—keep it coming whenever/however you can!
My heart aches for the world—here in New York the streets are deserted, beloved small businesses are shuttered, and the mood of uncerta…[Read more]
Yes! I’ve texted and signed up through the FDF website. Will be tuning in and sharing the message however I can. Thanks for keeping us updated and motivated. Stay safe and sane!
We really appreciate the update about KSU. We’re sad to miss you obviously (and if you ever do make it to Ohio you HAVE to try a Swenson’s cheeseburger) but of course we understand there are more pressing issues at stake. I’m remaining hopeful that this crisis will move the country in the right direction eventually but in the meant…[Read more]
Thank you so much for your continued clarity, compassion, and perspective. I’m also cautiously optimistic this pandemic will signal a tipping point—not just in the public’s awareness of glaring systemic inequalities, but in our collective motivation to actually DO something meaningful to balance the scales.
The mood where I live i…[Read more]
I want to thank you again for inspiring me—and so many others—to think about the climate crisis, activism, and our place in the world in a different, transformative way.
I got arrested three times—my first-ever arrest(s)—with Fire Drill Fridays in D.C. and we spoke briefly on Dec 27 and Jan 10. I’m the managing editor of Roadtripp…[Read more]