If you’ve ever wondered what you would have done

Isn’t that crazy? Isn’t that last part paraphrasing Desmond Tutu powerful? Dear friends and fellow artists, I am interrupting irregular programming to share this incredibly important message. This is something that has been on my mind for more than a year now. And as much as we might want to ignore it or forget about it, it is still happening.

It’s about the US border children. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? It’s real. There are over 13,000 migrant children who have been cruelly separated from their parents and put into detention centres around the country. The parents have no idea what has happened to them. They are not being tracked. Prison guards are in charge of babies who can’t access their parents nor have any clue what is happening to them. There have been allegations of abuse. It’s not right. It’s inhumane. It’s horrific.

But what can we do about it? Today on Instagram, I saw that the team of creative activist women who have unknowingly pulled me along on their journey (mostly kicking and screaming) via their enlightening example, has a way we can help. Please, please click this link, watch this video (or don’t) and then DO head on over to https://togetherrising.org/how-you-can-help-end-child-detention-horrors-today/. Donate. Anything. As little as FIVE DOLLARS can help.

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s words: “My friends, if you ever wondered what you would have done to help people during the time of slavery, the Holocaust, Apartied, or the Civil Rights Movement…now is the time to find out. Please join us on the right side of history. Click in my bio to DONATE [see immediately below]. And please share this story, meme, and donation link with your own followers.” https://togetherrising.org/how-you-can-help-end-child-detention-horrors-today/.

I am so grateful to these women for fighting this crazy battle. We have to help. Send the cost of a cup of coffee to the lawyers who are currently striving to do what we wish we could do.

Please help. Now. Five minutes. Five dollars. Do it now. Children need to be with their parents. Children should not be kept in cages. They should not be abused and/or starved. If your child or someone you loved was forcibly taken from you, against basic human rights, wouldn’t you hope that the world would do something about it? Now is your chance.

Sincerely,

Nadine

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 The New York Times, June 24, 2019

““We’ve dipped far below the standard of care into the realms of just utter darkness,” said State Representative Terry Canales of Texas, a Democrat who contacted Border Patrol officials to ask what he and his staff could do to help. “We’re in a dark place as a nation, and it just breaks my heart.” — The New York Times, June 25, 2019

 

p.s. I wrote this post yesterday but didn’t publish it because I felt it was “not good enough.” But what I am learning is that “not good enough” gets good stuff done. Let’s do it. https://togetherrising.org/how-you-can-help-end-child-detention-horrors-today/

p.p.s. Check out this latest post from Glennon Doyle. It is working!!!! Let’s keep it working!!!

Again, please go here: https://togetherrising.org/how-you-can-help-end-child-detention-horrors-today/

If you have already donated, as I have, thank you so much. So very very much.

Love,

xo n

Nadine inhales & exhales words & images from current vantage point in Zone of Emptiness, France. Thank you for reading. ❤︎

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