OCCUPY #3 - NETWORKS
ARTIVISM
ARGIE AGELARAKIS, ALINA BLOOMGARDEN and her MOTI team: DAWUD RAHMAN & JOAN CHIVERTON, CYNTHIA TOBAR, LAURIE JOHENNING, APHRODITE NAVAB, CAROLINA CAMBRONERO, ROWAN MCKIERNAN, MAN YU (IRIS LAM)
 

Here We Rise ROWAN MCKIERNAN

Adversity, misfortune, difficulties

Three words that mean the same thing.

They say we should show courage in the face of adversity.

But they never tell us how to accomplish this goal.

How do we pick ourselves up when the world seems like it wants nothing more than for us to be down?

How do we strive when striving seems like an unattainable goal, something just outside the reach of tangible?

How do we rise under the finger of adversity?

How do we unify what has been divided for so long?

How do we become seen in a world that refuses to see us?

When the world seems against us, when all the winning cards fail to make their way into our hands

When life has given lemons to everyone else but us?

Where do we turn?

We turn inside.

We turn inside.

The only person who can save us is us.

So, what do we do?

We stand up!

We straighten our crowns!

And we remember exactly who we are.

We are unstoppable forces in the face of adversity.

Unbreakable and unshakable

When they tell us we can’t

We laugh and

We show them that we can.

We will not be silent.

We will be seen.

We will rise up and one day the world will know our names.

We will give ourselves a chance because

We are unique individuals with the power to change the world

We are coming.

Ready or not

We are here!