We launched an activist site this month called UnFuckitup.com. It’s from my song “I Didn’t Fuck It up” that was getting a lot of attention, and we decided to offer an award every month for the best UnFucker, someone who is doing something to UnFuck up the world. It’s been really exciting to see what people are doing. Very inspiring. My blog last week about achievement and success brought in some interesting thoughts, but the most common one was that success was having a meaningful and loving life. For the meaningful part, I am finding that most of us agree you can’t feel successful if it’s just about recognition, money, or climbing ladders where others tell you how great you are. It’s about feeling like you’re contributing to something you give a damn about. So for this week, I’d like to offer up some examples of that in our new website and let you vote on your favorite. Either go to www.UnFuckitup.com or read below. More on Success and Achievement as well as thoughts on Martin Seligman’s new book, “Flourish” in next my blog.
Vote For Your Fave UnFucker of the Month!
We have three that we love (though seriously, they are all great) – so go and vote (thumbs up for the ones you like) on www.UnFuckitup.com. The winner will be announced June 1st. And feel free to add more or wait til June 1 to get in the running for next month!
Got look at these three submissions:
1. Sandra – who is submitting her friend: I need to submit my friend Emma Kwasnica as the epitome of international unfuckery. Among other activism work, she responded to formula makers continuing to undermine breastfeeding by creating a global milk sharing network via Facebook. In the 6 months since, hundreds of babies have gained access to human milk and Emma continues to unfuck our society’s twisted views of breastfeeding. Your song has helped us so much in the past weeks to get through the hard unfucking work that needs to be done. You can check out our website hm4hb.net or our global facebook page http://www.facebook.com/hm4hb
2. Our very first submission from sk8r_punks_13 aka Allan Eaton, and whatever you think about the war, we love this guy because he is actively out there using his time and energy to be an activist for what he believes. Here’s his pic:
3. April who ran for office and wrote a book called The Truth Behind Running For Office. We like this because so many of you were moved by the part of our song that talks about being at the mercy of those who fucked things up. So here’s a way to deal with that – run for office! http://www.aprilbuonamici.com/