Free Hand #26 (Working to Survive)

I’ve been thinking about issues such as minimum wage and the wage gap for women lately.

This is some scribblings in response.


 

Worn out and torn up. The skin begins to crease,

in lines of worry, lines of hunger and fear. We are

trodden on, under foot as they walk all over us.

How much do we have to work? Until our knuckles

bleed? Until our backs break? There is no relief.

There is no end.


 

If you are reading this Thank You for taking time out of your day to read my writing!

I hope that you will return in the future!

-Alina

Questions about Writers Resist

I’ve been reading about Writers Resist. An organization to defend democracy and rights in America in which writers get together and use their talents to resist corruption. I’m interested by this since for the past five months I’ve been struggling along with everyone else at the state of our Nation and the politics that are now becoming a very large obsession in everyone’s day to day lives. The feeling of tension and uncertainty is almost palpable sometimes. It’s hard to adjust to this extremely hyperactive obsessive society and I feel like at this moment the fight for human rights is as important as ever.

I am trying to familiarize myself with the Writers Resist and was wondering if anyone had more information on this.

I’ve noticed that there are two websites,

www.writersresist.org/

and

www.writersresist.com/

I am going to keep researching this movement and would love to take part. But I would like to know the differences between the two sites and if these differences relate to a solid organization versus an informal gathering and events. I will post my findings soon. Please leave any info or reflections on Writers Resist in comments below.

-Alina