#BeKind21: Radicalize Kindness

September 10, 2021
This story took place in United States

Today’s #BeKind21 message is from Mighty Kind.

In honor of the #BeKind21 movement, we want to challenge you to embrace a new kind of kind.

As members of this community and champions of kindness, you know kindness is more than being polite. Kindness is action. It is filled with purpose, fueled by human connection, and has the power to transform the world for the better. 

Today, we are excited to invite you to #RadicalizeKindness with us! Within each of us is the capacity to learn more, listen more, and invest effort in doing more. The “Mighty” in Mighty Kind means taking action. The children in our lives are ready to be activated along with us!

At Mighty Kind we believe children deserve to be empowered with resources and tools that allow them to bring humanity, honesty, and empathy into their everyday learning experiences and practices. To that end, we source stories, authors, creators, and artists from around the world to amplify diverse voices and perspectives in our quarterly kids publication. We use kindness and compassion as a foundation for anti-bias learning. With open hearts and open minds we can seek meaningful opportunities to connect with the people in our communities as well as serve as helpers, cheerleaders, and allies.

Your kindness challenge today:

1) Take an inventory of the perspectives that have a seat at your table (including the social media accounts, podcasts, shows, and books you enjoy) and find diverse perspectives to add into the mix. 

2) Find one opportunity to celebrate differences with a kiddo in your life- read a children’s book that features a character from an LGBTQ+ family, tune in to the Paralympics together, find a show or movie that centers people from another culture or community than your own. Maybe even pick up a copy of Mighty Kind and chat through it!

3) Seek out ONE opportunity for allyship with a marginalized community- sign an impactful petition, call an elected official, search for local organizations needing volunteers or support at events, make a donation to move social justice projects forward.

Let’s move forward together in radicalizing kindness. Go out and be kind, Mighty Kind!

In Kindness,

Mighty Kind

P.S. Invite someone to join the challenge: bornthisway.foundation/bekind21.