Dearest Devva ~
I want to take a personal (but public-professional) moment to send the
hugest of gratitudes, love, wicked dance moves your way. THANK YOU for
re-entering SDS leadership to take up the Executive Director position in a
pretty stressful (and nearly bankrupt) time. I was the SDS President at
that time and although I knew it then... I know it all the more NOW... that
bringing you back into the leadership fold at that time was The Best Thing
we could have done for the future of the organization.
You were there with us, piecing the organization back together and making a
path forward, in "The Room Where it Happens."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-W0a6PewDM You made it HAPPEN.
Your originality, directness (you are "Deaf-Direct" always!), chutzpah,
imagination, and indefatigable positive spirit
--wait, there's also your Sheer Devva-Stating Grooviness --have inspired me
(in all the best ways) more than once. We communicated best on the SDS
Dance Floor (I will always remember) although we also discovered in these
last 2 years that we do well in the chat room spaces of larger Zoom
meetings as we've used that space for alternative access across the
disembodied talking heads-in-squares platforms.
THANK YOU for your service and spirit that have infused our field and the
organization of SDS for all these good years. (and, evil chuckle, we
always know where to find you again... when/if we need you!)