What does activism mean and what does an activist do? Okay, to break it down in terms “the Mirriam-Webster dictionary explains activism as: a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.” Secondly, what exactly does an activist do? An activist in my own words, takes every initiative to take a stand for what he or she believes is the right things and are the right thing(s) to do. An activist lives his or her life with purpose and is not afraid to stand up to the “powers that be” to begin to make a difference in the world in which we live. The “powers to be” can be any branch of government, police, any organization or business that have wronged you or someone else by displaying or practicing unfairness or discrimination on purpose. Now, how do you the activism in you? You must be willing to take a stand and have a voice when others won’t. You must have dignity and pride in one’s self to not back down because of someone else’s false power or wrong doings. An activist can make a difference daily as everything big starts out small and as a process to bigger progressives. It takes a leader to want the best for this world that is steadily failing us, it takes courage, and most of all it takes all of us to the button within us to make a difference for now and for our future generations.