What's the Big Deal With Social Change Anyway?
Everyone has an idea of how they believe the world should be. And we know that social change will be required to get us to that ideal. My ideas were formed in my college years as I was exposed to both feminist literature and the concept of systemic racism.
When I was trying to figure out what to do next with this piece of paper called a Political Science degree - I asked anyone who might be in the know what law school was like.
I heard stories about frequent hard-core all nighters. I need more sleep than that. Anyway, science has proven that you can't learn as well if you are underslept. #truth
I heard of competition so fierce that fellow law students would either steal or hide the one library book that everyone needed to answer the question on the final exam that was worth half of your grade that semester. I'm more of a "make love not war" kinda' gal.
And I had heard that law professors have wet dreams about how they could make their students look like absolute idiots in front of the entire class. Not a fan of public or private humiliation - isn't that something we learned in Kindergarten???
So here's the actual, super-profound, reason that I chose law school. A close undergraduate friend of mine went to law school three years ahead of me. I figured I was about as smart as she was and we had the same beliefs about sleep, make love not war, and public humiliation. And, this was key:
She was able to take time away from school to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans every year. And still pass. With decent grades.
That was it - I was in. If she could go to law school and still have a life, I reasoned, so could I.
And then about half way through law school, my studies collided with my passion for social change leading to social justice. I was taking Constitutional law, civil rights, and employment discrimination.
I found my path to having an impact on the world.
That passion led me to practice as a civil rights attorney for almost twenty years before having my first son.
And although I've left the practice, that passion still burns in me to work for social justice through social change.
I use my passion to inform and educate my boys. We have these conversations daily.
And now, I'm also using my passion to share my views about social justice with my readers.
So, what's in all this passion for you?
Here at The Midlife Mamas, I share tips about how to start tough conversations with your kids, how to spot issues that are in need of conversation, and how you can become more of an advocate for your beliefs.
I'll also share with you the how's and why's of what makes my tips work as well as actionable steps that you can take to make them work for you as well.
If any of this feels like something you want for you and your family, you've found the right place and you'll be able to find exactly what you need here!
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