Opening the box of books!

Posted: March 11, 2020 in Uncategorized

I was so excited when I finally got my copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul – Believe in Miracles. In fact, the box sat unopened for days because I didn’t want to open it alone (that’s just sad!) and I thought it would be good to video and start the promotion of it. My dear friend Lori did the video and you know what? It’s not an easy thing to do. None of it was rehearsed as I want to have some sense of reality, so to speak.

But unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t like the video, so I’ll post a picture from it.

I’ve been using this picture because I don’t hate it.

Then a funny thing happened – I wrote a piece for a feminist magazine on why women inmates must be protected from male predators. I mean, talk about stating the obvious, but we are talking about the criminal justice system.

We are talking about being PC and not rocking the boat and upsetting anyone.

We are talking about feelings being more important than the safety and well-being of women.

Anyway, it was a lot of work and I learned how to research and compose my writing so that it communicated well, made my point, and opened up the conversation.

Well…the platform (Medium) that it was published on, banned the editor of the publication. In just one second, “Poof!” it was as if she never existed with no reason given.

Just…gone.

This was quite an eye-opener for me. I realized that as long as I publish on someone else’s platform (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc.) I am giving up the control of my writing. It means I have to follow their rules and not write about important things – feminism, gay rights, trans rights, and God forbid if you have any type of a conservative point of view.

Trust me, it’s no longer tolerated.

It was just the push I needed to get my ass back in gear and resurrect my Patreon account and publish what I want, when I want, and not have to worry about being censored or banned.

My current target for this month is to get an additional 20 patrons and start to build a platform that will not only help me financially to write more, but to not have to worry about being PC or whatever word we are using to call censorship.

We live in a world now that does not like free speech and I’m just not going to accept that. I refuse to be careful about what I say if I feel it is the truth. We’ve lost the idea of having civil conversations and working towards greater understanding and now just seem to demand agreement, no matter the cost.

If you are able to pitch in $2.00 per month, that will help me keep up the work I started and continue to work on Human Rights without the fear of not only being censored, but being financially forced to back down.

https://www.patreon.com/SusanLewis

You would think, wouldn’t you, that speaking up for inmates safety would not only be welcomed with open arms, but that it would be supported.

Right?

Yeah, that’s what I used to think until recently.

Now it’s about saying and agreeing to what the “Thought Police” say you should.

I’m not buying it, so thank you for your help and support.

Love you, mean it!

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