Mardi Gras! Carnival! Fat Tuesday!
Relish the perennial wisdom of these ancient festivals! Even commodified and co-opted by profiteers and the powerful elite, the carnival tradition persists because of folk traditions that focus on community resilience, defiant hope, and a centering around the voices of those who are historically marginalized. Today, I invite you to rekindle that spark that flares whenever we dismantle the idea that the status quo is necessary or inevitable. Burn with faith that a more beautiful world is possible!