I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever felt alone. In a way, I suppose that is why I am here; I know there must be others like me and I want to find them.
I want to live in a world where I am not treated as a second class citizen for being a woman. I want to live in a world where people of different faiths and beliefs can come together as friends without being condemned for having an “incorrect” belief. I want to live in a world where a single religion does not dominate over people who do not identify with it. I want to live in a world where a human life is worth more than gold and where those in power seek to help more than just themselves. Is that truly so much to ask for?
I have felt so very alone because it seems so very few people want the same things for this world as I do; so many people are so blinded by greed and ignorance. But I refuse to believe that others like me do not exist. I know you are out there, and I am searching for you.
I am going to continue speaking up for what I believe in, though I am only a single voice among thousands. But imagine for just a moment that other voices joined mine. Imagine that instead of thousands of waves crashing against the shore, fighting to be heard individually, we all come together and flood the earth as one. I am but a single dandelion in a vast field, but my hope is that I will inspire others to speak up as well and together we will cover the ground with yellow hope. Its easy to get rid of a single dandelion, but once that dandelion has spread, once other dandelions have sprouted around it, it becomes impossible to cut away them all. This is why I have decided to dub my campaign for change A Dandelion Project; if we come together it will be impossible to silence us all.