Jake, thank you for sharing this. It's important, beautifully written, and a great reminder of who we really are.
emily On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 12:21 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. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>