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October 8, 2020

Soulpepper Perspectives: Travis Knights

I miss being asleep.  I miss going about my daily life, blind to the weight of the current moment.  The Black Lives Matter protests have awakened me.  I am awake to the North American caste system that I have accepted my whole life.  I am awake to my complicity in silently condoning the pain inflicted on those who don’t look like me, pray like me, or love like me.  I am consuming books, voraciously educating myself on a history that is profoundly painful to look at. I am changing; searching for balance in order to stay healthy and not be consumed by sadness.  While asleep, I would have happily advocated for reforms.  Now… I am building the courage to be a revolutionary. This moment isn’t a spectator sport.  This moment is offering us a choice. The revolution will not be televised.  It is here.  It is now.