People ask me what I do, and I say research. They say “oh. Like a doctor?” and I say “no…like social change.” They say “why?” and I say so I can make things better.
They say “oh..how?” And I say “I fight for 100 things to change for 15 years and then one day, it happens….
One minuscule indiscernible change in policy or programming…one little word added, transformed or removed… I feel like I fucking won the gold medal…and my life has to mean again.”
So people ask me what I do… I change words to change worlds….
© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy
AN: Repost – For the thousands of people who worked for years to make little shifts in the world.