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The Honest Truth About Loving Deeper (Art of Advocacy)

The Honest Truth About Loving Deeper (Art of Advocacy)

Loving others seemed good and something to be defined by. Until it was loving the same small group of people deeper. Loving people seems like living a great story.  Loving my family was just draining. Loving someone from another culture felt exotic. Loving those I see...

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Movement or a Moment?

Movement or a Moment?

This is part of the series, Your Voice on Racism. Do you have a story to share? We need to hear it! Consider submitting it here!  _______________________________________________________ What is a Movement? A Movement or a Moment? I’ve thought about this question ever...

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“The Talk”: For Every Black American Son and Daughter

“The Talk”: For Every Black American Son and Daughter

This is part of the series, Your Voice on Racism. Do you have a story to share? We need to hear it! Consider submitting it here!  It was July 13, 2013 as most of the country was watching and waiting for the verdict against George Zimmerman, the man who shot 17 year...

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Lament for the American Church

Over the last three months, I've been trying to answer one question often--what does it mean to be the Church where I live, through this season? Of course I have ideas, but I don't have the answer. And so I wonder: how can I lead my family and those I influence, if I...

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Fallen Marbles: Mourning Another Black Man’s Death

It is the same story again and again: a Black person was killed violently and racism appears to be at the root. Lavender flowers fall to mourn George Floyd. As they have fallen decade after decade before. For who? For those who die violently. For those who die...

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3 Tips to Be a Peacemaker

3 Tips to Be a Peacemaker

When the world is crazy or when we care about something a lot, how do we do advocacy well. Here are three tips to be peacemakers!

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Your Voice On Racism

Your Voice On Racism

We need safe spaces to talk about hard things. Right now many of us are willing to share, talk and listen, which is why we need your voice on racism. Unfortunately, there aren't always a lot of places that can be safe spaces, nor are there always platforms for...

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Art of Advocacy: When It is Time To Cocoon

Art of Advocacy: When It is Time To Cocoon

I've been writing a lot recently to process what has been going on in the United States. Not only have we been dealing with COVID-19, unemployment and politics, but also something dear to my heart, racism. In my lifetime, the issue of racism has never been brought...

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Ready for Your Own Adventure?

Welcome!

Elisa Johnston Average Advocate Benviendos

What I’m I About?

Like you might be, I’m a busy parent, a leader of some, and I even burnt-out while doing world changing things (surprise!). I re-calibrated. I’ve brushed-off, grown a little, and now use my experiences (both the good and bad) to continue empowering you to make a difference–but while also guiding you be more fully alive. Sound good? > Let’s do this!

 

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