When my plans to march in Washington DC were given the kibosh, I attended the March for Our Lives rally at Main Street Park in Rutland.
After listening to the student organizers’ thoughtful and empowering speeches, I was move to honor them for their willingness to stand up and do the necessary work to shape the future. So when I got back to the studio, I gave them all medals.
These students didn’t just show up. They did the hard and likely thankless tasks involved in coordinating such an impactful event. They researched and wrote speeches and songs. They motivated others.
There are two XIZOZU medals related to protests, one for marching in one, another for organizing one. These students are receiving the latter.
I decided on keychains instead of chokers since these students do in fact hold the keys to all of our futures. And after what I saw at the rally, I’m pretty comfortable knowing that.
This week’s eight things that are worth sharing with friends
Issue #7: Unpresidented.
There is something about the office of the president that rises above the mere men (so far) who’ve held the post. Let’s cheer for the storied lore and ideals of our nation this week – and thank those who ARE trying to improve the state of our states!
FOREFATHER FUN FACTS. Imagine my surprise upon learning that I, at a whopping 125 pounds, weigh 25% MORE than our 4th president.
REMEMBER TO BREATHE VOTE. But here are tips for staying sane till the mid-terms. You might try This and That.
HEADS OF THE CLASS. Who wore the smarty pants? Next week we’ll list who kept them on!
DON’T GIVE A TWEET. Of all the people you COULD follow on Twitter, we instead recommend: The provocative and compelling art of emotions by @avogado6 or for fun follow the hashtag #Iwantanemoji. Better yet, spend less time in the twitterverse altogether and train to tackle some real issues.
ALONG DINNER PARTY LINES. Check out these tempting past-president recipes. Spoiler alert: They’re not courting vegan or gluten-free voters!