Leanne Shear, Uplift Studios
It is so much easier to shut our mouths and say and do NOTHING. It actually takes courage to stand up and speak out against the horrors we are witnessing. As Uplift tries to demonstrate every day, and as the entire NYC #fitfam is communicating so loudly with this campaign, community is the first (and utterly pivotal) step in this movement. By standing up ourselves, we will catch the attention of the people who hold the power in our country, and that is vital: We know love is the answer, but legislation is the might behind it.