So yes, I will probably cook out on July 4th and will venture into crowded Washington DC to watch some pretty amazing fireworks. But I refuse to view this country as exceptional above all others or rewrite history to wash away the enormous injustices this country has committed against so vulnerable groups and countries. I will thank God for the United States on her birthday just as I will thank God for Kenya, India, Belgium, the Philippines, Canada, Mexico, etc.
I learned that all oppression is related. I learned the power of intersectional work. I saw how it worked while I worked with people incarnated, their families and church members. I learned how it transforms the community and I remained vigilant as I keep wellness at the forefront of my intersectional work for justice