Knowledge Keeper Corps
This flashed in my Facebook feed last week, and I promptly shared it, then copied it over here to come back to. Because…. Truth, yah? Look, I’d give my eye teeth to be the kind of person who can knit myself a kick-ass protest sign before breakfast, lead the troops to battle by lunch, and play an angelic Madame Defarge for dinner - but frankly, I don’t ever see myself being that kind of leader of people.
Where I do see myself being useful, though - I can create and share art. I can collect knowledge. I can listen to peoples’ stories and pass them on. I can tell truth from lie, and call them what they are. I can do my own work, upholding communities of care, building Beloved Community one interaction with people face-to-face at a time. I can live up to my own ideals and values. But mostly, what I can do, is listen and learn and share what I know. It doesn’t feel subversive, but it’s what I’m good at doing.
Over on Facebook, we started a list of places and ways to preserve knowledge. I will add to this list when, how, and as I find new sources. Please comment with links if you have them.
How to play along
Because safety is a core value for me, I am asking that comments in this space avoid all the ugly things: shame, blame, judgement. I am asking that disagreement and discussion be polite, respectful, generous, and open to vulnerability.
Because community is healthy behavior, I welcome you to comment, to share your thoughts and responses and discuss this with empathy with me and with each other.