I WANT TO CREATE A REAL-LIFE HERO NETWORK. I’m sick of online activists just shouting from the sidelines. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and do something yourself rather than waiting like a damsel in distress for some government, corporation, or charity to solve the problem, I’m now taking applications for actual “do the work” hero projects. I’m shouting out (or funding) those who live the RLSF ethos and do uncommon good no one else does, moving from the “is this possible” to “how can we make this possible” way of thinking–from the “there’s a problem HALP” to “here are specific ideas for smart solutions.” Sometimes we don’t need capes, just brains.
So join my hunt for real heroes and hero tips, as I send out IRL #SUPERHEROALERTS …powered and funded by the scifi and fantasy stories that get me visualizing my becoming in the first place. Click “READ MORE” to check out some of these hero projects we’re working on, or scroll down to read some #superheroalerts:
ONGOING PROJECTS FROM #SUPERHEROALERT SUBSCRIBERS:
-Flo Mims is a trucker using her geographical knowledge to find and take care for pockets of unhoused people all along her route.
-Thomas Lockwood and his wife are engineers who went to their city council to battle corporations that were trying to halt expansion of a rehabilitation center for unhoused people in their city. They’re now looking at data for their next step in helping this center move forward.
-A number of subscribers are anti-suicide advocates who have directly stopped suicide attempts in person. Others operate a mutual support network through a private mental health discord started by the RealDoctorRogueASMR channel.
-Several #superheroalert subscribers are combat medical veterans who’ve saved lives under fire, now using their retirement to recover, and support worthy causes run by youth behind them.
-There’s also my personal project to bring mobile healthcare to indigenous communities in South America.
INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS I’D LIKE ON MY TEAM:
-NEEDED: Business consultant who speaks Spanish, to teach digital entrepreneurship to ex-cons and orphans.
-NEEDED: Sexual assault watch with conflict avoidance/defusing skill, martial arts experience, and the maturity not to go vigilante.
-NEEDED: Web designer to build a nonpartisan “crowdsourcing local legislation” page and maintain sites like Tingles Tea that draw in funding for the mobile clinic.
-NEEDED: Skilled gamer (ideally COD, Fortnight, MMORPGs) able to bait predators and send data to law enforcement.
-NEEDED: A “Becoming Hero” assistant publisher to help me organize the video and admin back-end of this whole endeavor while I’m in Paraguay.
HERO ORGANIZATIONS I HELP FUND OR DIRECTLY WORK WITH:
World Hope International (Anti-Trafficking)
Her Future Coalition (Anti-Trafficking)
Agape International Missions (Anti-trafficking SWAT teams)
Feed the Hungry (Poverty)
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Poverty, reconciliation)
Kiva (Poverty, microfinance)
Anderson Chapel (Food bank, low-income housing, etc)
Open Doors International (Human rights of political prisoners, supporting victims of ideologically-driven sexual assault, etc)
I Heart Iran
As Our Own (Anti-Trafficking)
Feminists For Life
Christian Relief Fund (Child Sponsorship, anti-poverty)
Save the Storks
Faith Comes By Hearing