In the past generation, America’s corporations have taken over most of our culture – publishing, media, movies, much of art, health care, the law, weather, work, politics. In the face of this onslaught, strong individuals everywhere are righting to preserve individuality, creativity and human connection. Many of these warriors are strong women, and women in particular have taken up the quiet but intense crusade to save community bookstores, raising the notion of buying local to a spiritual level. Connie Brooks is one of these strong women, swimming against a tsunami of greed and power.
These women are heroic to me. They face overwhelming odds, often with patience, hard work, generosity and great faith.
She does not present herself as a warrior, quite the opposite, but the people on the front lines of the war to save bookstores are smart, tough and resilient. Read the rest HERE