So as summer rolls around I've decided to update the Charities again. TENT will still be one of the charities for the summer as Transgender rights are under attack everywhere but there are a lot of higher risk states that need direct help more than perhaps less aggressively anti-trans state governments (Not saying they're great, trans rights are human rights and it's well past time that politicians stopped searching for scapegoats and actually DO something to help people on all levels of policy making). And while I will still be doing whatever small things I can to help the innocent people affected by the war in Ukraine, I've decided to switch to a non-profit I've followed for a few years now called Project Drawdown, which serves to offer up solutions for a more equitable, just, and sustainable future for us all.
I find it a really helpful program because issues like Climate Change are SO HUGE that a lot of us, myself included can find ourselves overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the problem. We can become paralyzed by the sense of helplessness in the face of flagrant and irresponsible governments and corporations that seem to be hellbent on destroying everything they can for a few extra bucks. It can be a lot to take in, especially as we all deal with our lives and all the hardships that come with that, and hopefully this program offers paths we can take as individuals to start pushing, REALLY pushing, for a future where we don't have to worry about turning into Mad Max or The Walking Dead.