I don’t know. Or, I do, in a way — because I’ve been living inside this dream for decades now. What if each of us found and claimed our own strange and familiar and wonderful voice, deep inside ourselves. What if we began to speak publicly, truly, in that voice … rather than the “approved” voice, the “acceptable” voice?
What if we could imagine freedom together?
What if we spoke our own hearts and fears and hopes, our ‘failures’ and our exuberance? Out loud. Online. In the streets. At home. In our workplaces. From a pulpit. In a cafe. With our friends.
Could we take those things we say out loud to ourselves in the car, in the shower, when we’re raw and hurting and longing for something different to be true about our world … And say those things here to each other so we could learn to say them …
Out there? For real?
What if we spoke — and wrote and drew and sang and played — what’s truly in our deepest heart’s imaginings?
You have those secret dreams, don’t you? Of believing that what you think matters? (It does! It does!) Of longing to know how to give voice to your own beautiful visions of justice and of of a people empowered for life?
Let’s start sharing that secret out loud with each other.
Bring your passions here.
Bring your reading and study and discoveries here.
Bring your experiments here. (Every failure is an experiment! Bring it here.)
Bring your “askings” here. (And then Eat the donut when it’s offered!)
Bring all your normal, unconventional hungers and imaginings here.
Help me learn how we can truly share them with each other.
Let’s collude and collaborate.
Sign up for my Newsletter/Updates. It’s over there in the side-bar. Sign up!
Write your voice into the Comments sections of the posts and pages.
Get your friends who “get it” to sign up, too.
Send me emails: virginia AT virginiawiles DOT com.
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Do that Facebook thing you do, sharing stuff from here and bringing new voices into the conversation.
I’m gonna learn how to use Twitter. Let’s do that together. Let’s start a freedom club. Let’s keep the talk going. Let’s imagine a name for ourselves. The wonderful hashtag of us.
I’ve got lots of ideas. And some things in the works. Stay tuned (by signing up!) so I can let you know when new things roll out into the world … AND so you can help me make those new things even more wonderful and fun and empowering. Let’s be free together!
Let’s gather a crowd. . .