Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Obligation...

Was chatting earlier to someone who was wondering about being a 'Nana' (the activist kind in a yellow tabard-type) - so I tried to sum up the 'Nana' thing...




Our 'Nana' status is not so much biological... more about a state of mind. We have young male and female Nanas who don't have children and all sorts. Vivienne Westwood and Natalie Bennett are Nanas too (even have their own Tabards). We wanted to protect our communities from the harmful effects fracking would bring and needed the media to stop categorising and labelling us as being: 'eco activists' or 'climate campaigners' etc. 

...We are caring human beings first and foremost - we are informed and we do this because we are OBLIGED to future generations; to ensure they can rely on fresh air and clean water. So I strongly suspect... you are a Nana xxx


Writing it made me aware too of just WHY we actually ARE unstoppable - because we are not choosing activism, we are obligated to do this. How can any of us say it's ok to let fracking happen - that the risks don't count anymore - that generations to come don't matter enough? That would be negligent and impossible.

For me... every exit door has my granddaughter's face on it and I can't get out till I fulfill my obligation to her (and everyone else's grandchildren).

I hope we all find our 'inner-Nana'...


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