"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Peace of Quiet Activism

video my brother Cory Chisel and friend John Christian Adams
made covering the unrest of Wisconsin.

I live in a small Wisconsin town, built on the backs of teachers and mill workers. So when the political climate of Wisconsin became unsettled, our town rose to protest. Teachers, students - the town at large showed up to lend their voice to justice and their bodies to the strength of the movement. The vibrations of this unrest made its way under the door of my house where I was tethered to my young family inside.

With each day that my Facebook feed filled by my peers taking Madison, the local news staying hot on the story, I began to feel irrelevant – like I didn’t fit in with this time. Not only had I traded in my low-rises for more suitable mom jeans, I was afraid I had traded in my mid-twenties passion and activism for Dora the Explorer and potty training. I wanted desperately to keep my finger on the vein of my generation. I was afraid that I was losing the pulse.....

Join me at my poet-sister Suzannah's for the rest of the story?  She's taking 31 days to talk about peace {awesome right?}.  Click HERE


  1. Just read the whole piece. Simply amazing. I just love it.

  2. Oh how I love this, as I often don't feel like I fit in in this culture! Love visiting here. Blessings!

  3. You set-up a compelling story is a poetic and riveting way.

  4. I commented over there, but I thought I just had to come here too. Such beauty and strength in that post. I absolutely loved it.