My blogging friend and fellow chronically ill gal, The Fibrochondriac, recently wrote to me to tell me that I had helped inspire her to get involved in #OccupyTriCities. I will post about that another time, because what she said really blew me away.
It also changed my perspective. Reading her posts about what she was doing, despite her chronic illness, inspired me. (Really, check out this post, especially.)
I have been so excited by the growing Occupy Wall Street and then worldwide #Occupy movement, but also sad that I could not take part. I have felt like finally, the change I have been hoping for since Ronald Reagan got into office (yes, I’m old), is starting to happen! And I can’t do anything about it!
But no, I’ve decided I can do something. There are lots of things people who cannot go #Occupy in an embodied way can do. So I have been trying to gather momentum for #Occupy at Home.
Thus, I’ll be blogging, tweeting, and posting to Facebook from a new address and identity.
Blog: #Occupy at Home
Facebook: #Occupy at Home (please go “Like” the page so it will become searchable)
Will you to join me? I love that this is a leaderless movement, and the #Occupy at Home movement should be, too. If you would like to be an admin for the Facebook page or write for the blog or anything else, please, please, join in! The more minds, hearts, and bodies involved, the truer it will be to the movement. Also, it is too much work for one person; that’s why numbers count, even for those at home, alone. Because we are not truly alone. We have each other.
I don’t think I’ll be here at After Gadget much for a while. Even I can only do seven or eight million things at once. (Especially if I don’t eat or sleep! And then, I can only do one thing at once: Breathe. And maybe whine.)
Lots of great stuff coming up about disability, chronic illness, the #Occupy movement. For example, I’m putting together a post for the General Strike on Wednesday, November 2. “What?” You say. “How can someone who doesn’t work, who is on SSDI or SSI or worker’s comp take part in the General Strike?” Well, we can!
Join me at #Occupy at Home and find out!
– Sharon, the muse of Gadget, and Barnum, SDiT-on-holiday