Regular readers have likely noticed that it has been quiet around here, lately. Thank you to those of you who have written to check in on the LIE team. We’re fine, though a bit overburdened. Love Isn’t Enough is just a two-person operation, and as many of you know, maintaining a vibrant blogging community takes a lot of work. Between grad school, kids and family, work and…just life…Julia and I have been having a hard time offering the quality of dialog and information we want to have associated with Love Isn’t Enough.
But we believe in this site. We really do. There are few other places where parents and others concerned with social justice can talk about anti-racism and share challenges and best practices of raising good citizens who will actively work toward equality of race, gender, sexuality, etc.
And so we are asking for your help. To maintain and grow LIE, we need to expand our team. In the coming week, we will post some specific volunteer positions that we are looking to fill. In the meantime, here is just a sampling of ways you can help, even if you only have a little time to give:
- Moderator: We need a couple of people dedicated to keeping the LIE comments section a safe space, and a useful place to discuss race and other social justice issues. (If you’re already a participant in comments and you have time to hop on to the site at least three times a day–am, noon and pm–this could be perfect for you.)
- Kid pic and links editor: On Thursdays, post a submitted Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic and Open Thread. On Tuesdays, links to the best conversations about race and other social justice issues around the web.
- Guest contributor: We need original content. We know our readership includes several smart writers. Consider contributing an original article to us or submitting a crosspost from your personal blog. We’re looking for meaty content that goes beyond race 101 stuff. There is also space for general parenting stories. And while LIE focuses on race and parenting, readers know we are also interested in posts about gender, sexuality, class and other issues. We’d also appreciate hearing from more young voices. Do you know a good teen correspondent? Send her our way.
- Co-editor: We need another editor who can join Julia and I in overseeing the day-to-day of the blog: searching for good content; planning for the future; identifying regular columnists and more.
If you are willing to join the Love Isn’t Enough team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
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