Social Change

Let’s Talk About It…

Just a week into 2021 and we’re already experiencing an insurrection. 
I’m in shock. Horrified. On Wednesday, all was “normal” (what even is normal anymore?) when I went to go pick up my lunch until I looked at the TV screen and saw that there was a riot happening at The Capitol. It was hard to do work after that. It’s hard to do anything when democracy is being overthrown during a pandemic. All seems to be politics.

I never imagined we’d be living through an attempted coup at the Capitol in The United States of America. I also never thought I’d be alive to live to through a pandemic, among other things. Yet, here we are. 
I used to be a person that didn’t want to talk about politics but then I realized that my very existence as a Black, immigrant womxn is political. I don’t get the choice to not be political. I don’t get the privilege of neutrality. I don’t have that luxury. It’s easier to not talk about politics. It’s easier to stick to the status quo. But that’s what got us here—silence, inaction, complacency, a lack of accountability. 

We no longer have the option to not talk about politics. We need to do better. 

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My name is Sal (she/her pronouns) and I’m a Strength Coach??‍♀️⁣.I studied Neuroscience ? and African Studies ? in college. ⁣I was the Instructor for an “Introduction to Powerlifting” physical education course in college and that’s how I found that teaching others how to get strong brings me so much joy?⁣. I speak 4 languages fluently?⁣ and grew up in New York City. Brooklyn wussup! ? ⁣

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