This year has brought more than we could have imagined and it’s not even over yet.
The year 2020 has been… well… an unbelievable decade. I mean between unprecedented natural disasters, a ravaging global pandemic, an eye-opening trench in mental health awareness and acknowledgment, and an unhinged disintegration of any actual progress made towards racial and social justice… just devastating. What we’ve seen so far this year has been, for lack of better words, beyond comprehension. But if there’s any knowledge we can place in the history books (or webpages) left for our children, it’s that we, as humans, are an unabashedly resilient lot. To say that however, is in no way to discredit the losses we’ve faced or the magnitude of injustice that still prevails. For heaven’s sake, there’s more injury than bandages at times and we are talking about surgery that’s needed. But real, actual, tangible, visible, earth-shaking change has to be established at an individual level. This year has brought more than we could have imagined and it’s not even over yet. But that’s not to say it is an ominous thing. It’s actually an opportunity to utilize who we’ve become during this time we’ve been forced apart, how we’ve grown, what skills we’ve attained—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—and what tools we have in our bags to share with the ones we are fighting alongside. There’s much room to gain, infinite strategies to take, and desperately needed comradery to seek in order to move forward to a true, undeniable win. For humanity.
The fate of the world is literally in our hands E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y.
Let’s do this, Friends
It’s time to LEVEL UP.
Read our CCO Chyler Leigh’s latest article ‘LEVEL UP’ now available on Modern Icon.
Essay Submissions — New Format!
How are you preparing to get yourself hyped for 2021? What does Level Up! mean to you? How are you leveling up these days? Do you have a personal Level Up! story to share with us? We have an all-new format for Create Change written submissions. Our 5 paragraph essay submission form guides you step-by-step how to craft your written creativity. Use our new 5 paragraph essay submission form now!
Art of Change — Artwork Call-for-Entries
Have you read our Character Pledge lately? Every new member agrees to our character pledge that defines our expectations for how we treat each other and ourselves. Our Character Pledge is comprised of five tenents that guide our culture: Authenticity, respect, accountability, fairness, and service. For each tenant, we list the expected values to achieve that tenant. For the Level Up campaign, we are asking you to submit artwork inspired by one of the values of the Character Pledge. The selected submissions will release with the launch of our Artwork Gallery so please format your artwork, photography, or illustration to fit exactly into a 1920px X 1080px (portrait orientation). Use the submission form here.