"I use the term radical in its original meaning--getting down to and understanding the root cause. It means facing a system that does not lend itself to your needs and devising a means by which you change that system."--Ella Baker
I woke up on the social worker side of the bed this morning. When I found this quote, it shook me. Yes, we need to stand in solidarity with others, but sometimes we need to face a system doesn't meet OUR needs. Make the struggle personal. That will give you strength to go on when the battle seems never ending. When the headlines get too overwhelming, focus on your own battle. Keep on fighting.