I just got in after spending three days in Washington DC for the New Organizing Institute grand unconference, #rc10.
Imagine my surprise, when we saw our name on a finalist list of people who make the “Most Valuable Organizers.” We didn’t win (despite the fact that we didn’t need documents to vote, HA) and I don’t think awards really matter, because our work speaks for itself. But we had a complete and total blast of a weekend at Rootscamp in DC.
I don’t think I can ever get used to the number of people who approach me star-struck or attend a panel just to come and meet me. It’s completely humbling. I don’t know what to do about it. I try to stick around and talk, but something is always pushing me forward. And away I go.
I am not a hero yet. I am a survivor. And I will thrive. Maybe the heroism is in that process.