In this current era as the political and theocratic Right attempts to reverse progressive human and civil rights initiatives won over the past decades and to prevent such measures from taking root where they have not grown previously, I am extremely encouraged by the leaders from the highest levels and from the grassroots showing courage in the face of resistance and backlash.
With major platforms like Facebook and Twitter constantly changing, and new apps emerging nearly every day, it's often hard to determine which of these tools and strategies are the best fit for a human rights advocacy campaign or non-profit organization, and it can be difficult to navigate the ethical dilemmas that arise when consuming and sharing social media.
How many times as a child was I part of a carnival of repression without knowing it? What naive parties did I participate in that, in reality, were a cover for the horrors? Have those dances and street festivals also been a police operation? After this, it will be hard for me to ever enjoy a parade again.