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AO3 needs your voice!

In the past few years, the Organization for Transformative Works (the nonprofit behind the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Transformative Works and Cultures and other projects) and its Board of Directors have had their fair share of successes—and some issues along the way, too. It’s OTW elections season now, and several candidates are running who have concerns about the organization’s sustainability and environment. Here are some key points:

In order to face these issues, it’s crucial that we have a representative Board of Directors committed to make changes to the status quo. It’s time for the OTW’s annual elections for the Board of Directors, and we need your vote. If you donated US$10 or more within the past year and chose to become an OTW member (or do so before October 6, 2015), you have the right to a vote in our November 6–9 elections.

We need your help to change the OTW for the better. If you have the right to vote, come November 6, please step up and make your vote count

  • Matty Bowers, AO3 Abuse and Support
  • Aline Carrão (LilyC), OTW Translation, Tag Wrangling and AO3 Support
  • Atiya Hakeem/Lady Oscar, AO3 Support and Accessibility, Design & Technology
  • Katarina Harju (tinypinkmouse), AO3 Abuse and OTW Translation
  • Alex Tischer, OTW Translation, Tag Wrangling and AO3 Support
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“When I open a door, no one can close it. And when I close a door, no one can open it. Revelation 3:7
Psalm 84:11-12 says, "The LORD bestows favour and honour. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
God loves us too much and knows us too well to give us everything we ask for. A closed door may seem like failure on our part but it’s in fact His sovereign protection over us, perhaps from potential harm or danger. It may be a divine detour into something amazing. Be sure that His plan for our lives is always better.
God is not setting you up for disappointment or failure. He’s setting you up for something better. And when He opens the right door, no one will be able to shut it. God’s plans for you will succeed and His promises stand firm forever.

I’ll never stop trying, I’ll never stop watching as you leave. I’ll never stop losing my breath every time I see you looking back at me. I’ll never stop holding your hand. I’ll never stop opening your door. I’ll never stop choosing you babe. I’ll never get used to you.
—  Never Stop, Safetysuit