Being surrounded with powerful, amazing women taking action is a place I love to be. Last weekend I attended the Women Making History Awards — National Women’s History Museum Brunch here in Los Angeles.
When you have a platform of millions of fans and followers, there are ways to use that platform for good and to empower others. As a member of the globally known band The Black Eyed Peas that is exactly what rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, DJ, activist, and cancer-survivor Jimmy “Taboo” Gomez does every day. Social justice warriors come in many shapes and sizes, and Taboo brings his heart and passion to many groups and issues that are near and dear to him for the betterment of our world.
Geekricans is my new favorite word.
Heroes come in many shapes and forms.
Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria.
4,600 people dead.
Countless homes and hearts destroyed.
Attitudes of carelessness avail.
Electricity still not back on many parts of the island.
Recovery isn’t a one-time shot, it is daily and happens over decades.
Puertorriqueños are kicking ass, but they still need our help.
Not mayday, meaning a crisis.
Food and the feeding of people. The need for clean water is a crisis, a call for “mayday”.
May Day, or May 1 — as celebrated in many countries is a traditional springtime festival or an international day honoring workers.
Everything. Everything, we put in our mouths is planted, fished, bottled, butchered, grown, picked, placed, packaged, shipped, delivered, sautéed, steamed, flash frozen, baked, cooked, tossed, and wrapped by many, many hands, globally.