For a time, that personal world remained in aesthetic and design, I never shared with you the part of my life that was political, opinionated, the side of my life that loved journalism and social justice.
The only person who has pissed me off more than Mike Pence the past two years has been the man who stands over him, President, Donald Trump. I have been trying to understand his actions, words, and intentions for the past year and have found myself nowhere closer.
Last year, when Donald Trump took office, I began to question what Tova and Wild’s role in a Trump America looked like? How should we respond? Do I need to respond? What can I do? The questions seemed to be growing as each day progressed, and yet I found myself standing in a disconnect between what I was doing with my career and what drove my passion.
Tova and Wild started off as a way for me to connect to all of you out there—to share stories, anecdotes, information, and let you into my personal world. For a time, that personal world remained in aesthetic and design, I never shared with you the part of my life that was political, opinionated, the side of my life that loved journalism and social justice. Part of me felt nervous opening myself up to a world that was so riddled with opinion and shouting, but the more and more the year progressed, the more I understood what was stirring inside of me, a need to speak.
The Greater sum of us are good.
Tova and Wild’s intention will never be to compete with the media, in fact, our intention is to do the opposite. With the course of 2017 progressing the way it did, I found myself searching for something that was voicing the opposite, and while those publications and organizations popped up, none addressed issues with the tone, direction or vision that I saw within my own life. One of those concerns was the environmental issues that seem to become more and more drastic and even more pertinent as every day passes by.
Tova and Wild’s intention will never be to deliver messages that cause anxiety, in fact, our intention is to do the opposite.
WE WANT TO CONFRONT THE ANXIETY BY PROVIDING LEVITY TO SERIOUS TOPICS.
WE WANT TO CONFRONT THE ANXIETY BY TALKING PERSON TO PERSON, BY SHARING STORIES, AND BY LEARNING FROM ONE ANOTHER.
WE WANT TO CONFRONT THE ANXIETY BY FINDING SOLUTIONS TOGETHER, WORKING TOGETHER, AND ENCOURAGING ACTION.
WE WANT TO CONFRONT THE ANXIETY BY DEMONSTRATING THAT THE GREATER SUM OF US ARE GOOD.
2018 is looking to be a powerhouse of a year. Yes, there will be challenges. Yes, there will be difficulties, nothing good comes easy. It is unclear what the future will hold, but know that the mission of Tova and Wild remains steadfast. We are all in this together, learning and growing and achieving together. So stay tuned for some content changes, new programs, and new blog posts. I am excited for what this year holds and hope you will all be reading, writing, and speaking alongside me.
Alright, that’s enough cheese for one post.