In 2020 I have watched as the world became irreversibly altered. The
upheaval Covid-19 caused has allowed for a sacred pause in our daily
During this lapse we lost Congressman John Lewis. In the days
following his death I pondered the work he accomplished and the work
left to us who remain.
‘South Gotta Change’ is a prayer, an affirmation, and a battle cry all
at once. It is a promise to engage in the kind of ‘good trouble’ John
Lewis understood necessary to form a more perfect union.
No other place embodies the American experiment with the precision of
the South. It is home to both unspeakable horror and unshakable faith.
It is up to us, those who are blessed enough to be Southern, to take
up the mantle Brother Lewis left us. As the old saying goes, “As the
South goes, so goes the nation.”