I don’t want safety when others live in peril.
I don’t want calm when others live in fear.
I don’t want sovereignty while women are invaded.
I don’t want comfort while hate perseveres.
I still don’t know how to defend the people who are most effected by hateful actions out of my view, but I need to keep trying. I need to try, though I know I will fail at times, will be oblivious at times. I will work on seeing more.
To those that commit hateful acts in my vicinity, know that I will stand between you and your victim and seek a non-violent resolution. If you will not stand down, I will put you down, hard enough to make sure you stay down.