Today marks the publication day for a new anthology, How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation, edited by Maureen Johnson. It includes an essay by me titled "Keep Doing What You're Doing."
When Maureen first invited me to contribute to the anthology, it was only a few months into the Trump Administration. (Can you believe it's been almost a year and a half?) I'd already started to feel burned out by the horrible news that came out every day—seemingly every hour—but I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of the anthology.
The essay that I wrote is a pep talk for all of us who struggle to keep resisting the current political administration in the U.S. It's a pep talk for me, too.
In fact, the entire anthology is a pep talk, with thought-provoking essays and interviews and poems and comics from amazing people including Jacqueline Wodson, Libba Bray, Rebecca Roanhorse, and more—all about how they resist and how they keep pushing forward.
All proceeds from this book are being donated to the ACLU, and it's available today.