I’ve been thinking about how I can counter my feelings of despondence and impotency in the face of Brexit and Trump. I want to do something practical to ease the path of those most affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU and by the new US administration’s policy decisions. It’s hard to know where to start and it’s easy to feel that one’s own efforts are just a grain of sand swept up in the global tidal wave of Nationalist and misogynist politics.
I am only at the start of my journey as a freelancer so the money is tight, the work sporadic but I do have time. Time I would like to donate to grassroots organisations and communities who are doing the frontline work helping those in need in our troubled times; be it with immigration issues, reproductive rights or other causes affecting marginalised and vulnerable people.
I’m offering a few hours a week, for free. Because I can and because I think I must. It’s a small, practical action I can take.
I’d like to hear from grassroots campaign groups, support groups and people who are in the process of setting up something similar. I’m UK-based but digitally privileged with good internet access and speed so this offer isn’t restricted to the UK.
If you are part of, or know of a group that would like some help then please let me know. My DMs are open on Twitter, you can message me through Facebook or send me an email, and if I can help, I will.