“Young people are still convinced that we steal money," says Invisible Children's Jenkins. "They don't feel the white man's burden issue. Or the international intervention issue. They think they got scammed. That's out there now, for ever. It's just so weird to spend your life doing what you believe is worthwhile work and everyone in the world is out there trying to find dirt to make you look like a criminal.”—did u really just use the phrase “white man’s burden” to describe what Invisible Children is doing, is this really the organization that’s denying its leaders have a white savior complex, omfg? (x)
“Look at the staff page on our website to see how many Africans work with us. It’s not as if we’re all white guys from San Diego.”—Invisible Children “Director of Ideology” Jedidiah Jenkins • Giving GOOD one of the first interviews on behalf of the embattled organization since they initially posted a rebuttal to early criticisms on their website. During the interview, the GOOD reporter asked Jenkins what he would say directly to critics if given the opportunity. “Our films are made for high school children. We make films that speak the language of kids,” he said, adding, “Our films weren’t made to be scrutinized by the Guardian.” source (via • follow)
Home Sweet Home
Ugh. Too perfect.
I’m back in swing of things at the office. I adore working for Kenny and Alex; never a dull moment with those two. We are trying to have The Music Coalition webpage launched by Friday so I’m swamped with HTML and Photoshop- AND I LOVE IT.
Today’s intern meeting was wonderful- Suz, Timmy and Jed did a fantastic job (as always). Nice little encouragement to finish the week strong.
Jed challenged us to discover our life’s intention. Once we fully dig deep to find the core of our intention, we must live our life with that intention every waking moment.
So what’s my intention? I’m just not sure yet.
I feel like it is one part living a life that breaks all stereotypes about Christianity, while still living a life that is Christ centered and biblically sound.
But I feel how I live that out and feel most fulfilled is when I am being a servant. Nothing makes me happier than to make life easier for others. I love surprising people with a small treat they enjoy. Or taking a huge project off someone’s plate so that they can just breathe for once. I despise having idle hands when I know others are missing out on life.
I just want others to feel loved, appreciated and connected. And when they ask why I care- I am fully able to say because I have an overflowing love I don’t deserve.
What is my intention for life? Where is my identity?