I am not one to be an activist, I am more likely to be the one who sits back and lets other people do the work. I generally figure that if I don't do it then someone else will... like the Doctor cooking for me, or the cleaning person cleaning the house!
However, the Brandao situation is a bit different. Would I be speaking out if this hadn't happened? Probably not, but I guess good has to come out of everything, and this is my good. With all of your help we are going to make sure that change occurs. I have been contacted by people all over the United States wanting to help make a difference and that is what we are going to do.
Protests are being organized in Boston and I have been contacted by several media outlets, I will continue speaking up and doing what I can do and here is why...
I just wanted to say thanks for being so brave and getting the word out about what was done here, and the lack of action from the court. It's people like you who will truly get laws changed. No one deserves this kind of treatment -- by speaking out against it, you're helping to ensure this sort of injustice won't happen in the future. That's powerful.
It is the comments like this that I have received on this blog and on my facebook page that make me realize that I can make a difference, that those of us who were attacked can't sit back and let this happen. We need to have our voice heard, we need to be strong, and we need to stand up. We can all be part of a powerful statement.
Continue writing, continue reading, continue posting, and lets get organized... It is time to make a difference, and even if you are the one who normally sits back and watches (like I do) now is your chance to change that.
Once again, thank you all for all of your support!