We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, Knowing that they hold future promise. -Oscar Romero, “Future Not Our Own”
In 2017 I joined VietLead as a youth coordinator. One of my biggest take aways from working with youth is that, together we can make a change. As a coordinator and facilitator I always believed in creating counter narratives to the dominant narratives that society has put on people. The dominant narrative has always been ways in which people have been oppressed. In my work, I am able to work together with youth in order to create their counter narratives of themselves and their communities. We have the ability to take control of our own lives and have community control.
As a current fellow for the '19 Seeding Change Followship cohort, I am incredibly grateful to to have a group of supportive and inspiring comrades. The fellowship has taught me many ways in which I can engage more with my community and building solidarity.
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