Do or do not…there is no say.
I’m aware I am misquoting Yoda — but now that I have your attention, let me tell you how we got here.
I don’t use facebook for politics. I don’t use it to tear people down. I don’t even se it to “increase awareness” of a negative happening, no matter how atrocious. Is the Syrian refugee crisis terrible? Yes. Does the interweb need my voice as the 1,000,001st voice crying over spilt milk? No. I’d rather take action than help “raise awareness” about an issue that has been in the headline for six years. Taking action > More talk.
Actions speak louder than words.
I was recently smeared online for refusing to join an online campaign smearing, within a smear group’s bubble, someone else online for their non-attention to gender equality issues. I agreed with the group’s position 100%. I agreed the someone else, the offender, was wrong 100%. I just knew that badmouthing the offender within this group’s smear bubble — a group that already hated him — was going to make absolutely zero difference.
So the group turned on me. And the group’s leader insulted me personally, name called me, and threatened my family (which I really don’t have any here) — all because I wouldn’t share a facebook post. The negativity of this group leader changed how many hearts? When I explained that I had marched in solidarity for this cause, and contributed my hard earned money towards building bridges which could help right this wrong — that I had physically taken action and sought solutions to remedy the situation — my efforts were met with “So? None of that matters if you won’t share my post.”
The reason I told that story is because it illustrates the point I verbalized in the headline:
PUTTING YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS MATTERS.
The women from TeamRAD are doing just that with their Seed &Spark campaign for their Soiled Doves TV Pilot. They are taking your money, and their money, and the matching donors’ money, and using it to make a difference when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood. As I write this, there are about 12 hours left to the campaign, and they are at 83% of their goal. Let’s put them over the top this morning.
There are several cool incentives remaining. You can see them all here.
By the way this is where your money will go:
Go. Do. Make a difference.