Wow Jake, that is an amazing story, thanks for sharing.
I just watched a Dutch version of this #chicagogirl documentary last week:
http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/chicagogirl-hashtag-activism-syria-interview/

It struck me that doing this was pretty crazy, but who knew it had been
done before and by you? I think it must have been extremely difficult back
then because the Egyptian Revolution was really the first to be fought in
the media. Now the Syrian war is being fought all over Europe.

On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 8:21 PM, Jake Orlowitz <jorlow...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> In light of yesterday's public call for help from one of our editors, I'd
> like to share something I wrote last winter.
>
> It's called, Journey of a Wikipedian.
>
> https://medium.com/@jakeorlowitz/journey-of-a-wikipedian-c2890e3a8d0c#.o2hypa43i
> <
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JRXqb6IcsVi3nEpXnN1FBSVLveAJgazJxPJj1tlFw30/edit?usp=sharing
> >
>
> --
> It reminds me of a few things worth stating:
>
> 1. We are a community of very real people with deep emotions and human
> complexities.
> 2. We are deeply invested in this project, so much so it hurts us at times
> even if it is also a passion or refuge for many.
> 3. You never know what someone has been through, or is going through.
> 4. We all need help at some point. There is no shame in needing help,
> asking for help, or receiving help.
> 5. If you are ever feeling completely hopeless: Wait. Things really can get
> better. Talk to someone about it.
> 6. Mental health carries a powerful stigma. The more we are open about it,
> the less that weighs all of us down.
> 7. If we listen, we can learn from each other.
> 8. We need to be kind. This is a higher calling than civility, and entirely
> compatible with rigorously sharing knowledge.
> 9. Our movement depends on its people. We are our most valuable resource.
> 10. We are not finished products. With time, space, support, and
> practice--people can, and do, grow and change.
>
> Hugs,
> Jake Orlowitz (Ocaasi)
>
> p.s. If you ever see someone in need of help, or are seeking it yourself,
> please contact emerge...@wikimedia.org.
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