The Mirror


I lift my head, look up, and say, “They’re not listening!”

And then I ask, “How well am I listening?


“They don’t understand!”

How hard am I working to understand?


“They’re funding the wrong things!”

What am I funding?


“They’re making things worse!”

Am I making things better?


“I’m starting with the (wo)man in the mirror

I’m asking (her) to change (her) ways

And no message could have been any clearer

If you wanna make the world a better place

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change”

Lyrics by Glen Ballard & Siedah Garrett, adapted for gender


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Video interview, Cory Booker

Black Lives Matter video, NFL players

List of not-for-profit organizations defending civil rights

Chewing the Cud of Good

Photo taken from within a wet, gray stone cave, with light shining from the opening above and falling on the stone steps that lead the way out

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