Two things I want to point out (thanks to the latest mamazine):
Firstly, an open letter from Alice Walker to Barack Obama. What is on her mind?
We knew, through all the generations, that you were with us, in us, the best of the spirit of Africa and of the Americas. Knowing this, that you would actually appear, someday, was part of our strength. Seeing you take your rightful place, based solely on your wisdom, stamina and character, is a balm for the weary warriors of hope, previously only sung about.
And secondly this brief interview with Eva Rutland, author of When We Were Colored: A Mother’s Story because I love this excerpt on activist mothers and ‘slow parenting’ and I love that this woman is now in her 90s –
I’m all for kids lying on the ground and looking at the sky and making their own rules and excluding grownups, especially excluding grownups, because all these organizations for the spiritual, moral, and cultural development of youth take a mite of spiritual, moral, and cultural energy–and by that I mean Mama’s energy.