The New Reality
Protests have gone digital, thanks to new-age tools. We no longer have to wait for a space to express ourselves, we claim new spaces for ourselves. Optimism is in the air along with the belief that we can take things into our own hands.
New spaces of protest
We no longer need to go to Jantar Mantar to raise our voices. We can raise voices from our homes and still be heard by millions.
New tools of activism
Platforms which were originally created to connect and entertain people have become places to learn, unlearn and to radicalise.
I can do it
Rosie the riveter’s call to action during World War II – “we can do it” resonates again. But this time, the power of small actions is being harnessed.
The future looks promising. Whether it is a petition to stop a tree from getting cut, cycling to work or using a bamboo straw, people are willing to do something to make the world a better place.
Every time we take part in a tree-planting drive, or turn a cardboard box into a planting tray, or take a cloth bag to the grocery store, we give wings to the idea that if we roll up our sleeves, we can overcome the greatest crisis. This idea is given further impetus with the new age tools at our disposal.
From Tik Tok videos spreading a message to tweetstorms, Rosie the riveter is now armed with a smartphone. As the age of the Creative Activist unfolds, it brings with it renewed hope for a better world.