Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs

Building community is to the collective as spiritual practice is to the individual.

  • Grace Lee Boggs

We lost Grace Lee Boggs this week and our world feels a little bit smaller. But I try not to lose sight of the nurturing presence of our ancestors and I feel strong again when I know that she is among them.

I cannot say much that hasn’t been said about the life of this true American [R]evolutionary. I can say that her wisdom has shaped some of the most important aspects of my life and how I choose to live.

I can also say that I am deeply moved by the impact that she has had on movement leaders throughout the decades. And I am most especially moved by the impact that she had on some of the contemporary leaders that I admire the most.

I will be forever grateful to Adrienne Maree Brown and to Invincible for making it possible for me to meet Grace Lee Boggs. The meeting is forever etched in my heart. It means the world to me that I will be able to show this picture to my son Darshan, who is himself Chinese American, he will be able to see himself in this prophetic voice of movement.

Rise in Power Grace Lee Boggs, thank you for living your truth.