No victories are ever total. Today I’m happy we saved Medicaid. It’s ok to be happy. It’s a meaningful if incremental win. Ignore the temptation to immediately point out all the battles yet to come, at least for five minutes.
I have a theory of change. It’s not about marches. It’s not about twitter. But it is about people learning new things and politicizing them.
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) July 28, 2017
In response to this thread, twitter user @feministlib shared a piece on “joy policing” that I found extremely apt.
We celebrate incremental wins, because it energizes us to keep moving toward the next win. Celebrating doesn’t mean we think we’re done; it means our efforts resulted in change in the right direction.
Let’s see what new facts we can help folks learn and politicize today!