Doing the work of social change is hard. Waking up every day to take on the biggest challenges of our time can be overwhelming, and sometimes progress is hard to see. She understands that Latina and all women of color activists do their best work when they are thriving, not simply surviving.
Denise Padín Collazo has been there. She is the first Latina, the first woman of color, and the first woman period to raise a family and stay in the work of community organizing at Faith in Action, an international progressive network of 3,000 congregations and 2 million members. Drawing on her own experiences of triumph and failure, and those of other Latina activists, Collazo lays out three keys to thriving in the movement for social change: leading into your vision, living into the fullest version of yourself, and loving past negatives that hold you back. She also warns about the three signs that you may be surrendering: wishing for a future reality to emerge, wondering where your limits are, and waiting for permission and answers to come from others.
Using this framework, Collazo offers wise and compassionate advice on some of the most important leadership challenges facing Latina activists. She explains how you can integrate family and work, step out of the background and claim your leadership potential, confront anti-Blackness in your own culture, keep focused on your ultimate purpose, and raise the necessary resources to keep fighting for justice. This honest, practical, and inspirational book will help Latina activists to burn bright, not burn out.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: How Can You Thrive and Fight at the Same Time? 1
Chapter 1 Moving from Surrendering to Thriving 19
Chapter 2 Integrating Family and Work 33
Chapter 3 Leading from the Front 51
Chapter 4 Disrupting Anti-Blackness in Your Culture of Origin 71
Chapter 5 Leading Clear on Purpose 91
Chapter 6 Thriving by Raising Money 105
Conclusion: Driving to a New Future 121
Glossary of Spanish Words 131
About the Author 147