As activists, we work to change the unfair rules and how our community treats our most vulnerable members. This is big work - and can take many years (or generations) to create the change we want to see.
Many people disagree with us, and like the rules we see as unfair. Some want the same changes as us - but believe the way we create change is wrong. Many misunderstand the changes we want, and most people don’t even know about the unfairness. People who want to stop and slow our work oppose our activism - creating setbacks and obstacles that will exhaust and frustrate us.
Instead of letting opposition and obstacles wear us down and give up, we weaponize patient persistence.
To keep going even if our work doesn’t create change right away. To keep going even when it seems like we will never succeed. Our elder activists have shown that persistence and patience is vital to big change - and we are up to that challenge.