Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020

With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, America lost an icon and trailblazer. Justice Ginsburg’s contribution to the collective success which the U.S. is so often known and celebrated for is undeniable, and in many regards, unmatched.

Her vision of a world in which one’s reproductive organs are no longer accepted as an excuse to mistreat people, a vision that once seen can’t be unseen, a vision which she devoted her life to painting for those like myself to see clearly, is a vision of a world I embrace and hope everyone is able to live in and experience.

Though I wasn’t always eager to listen, I intrinsically understood her voice must always be heard.

I am ever grateful to know such beings as RBG do in fact exist. I pray our collective unconscious eternally etches her memory on the heart of the human spirit so that even time immemorial is aware that as darkness can not exist without light, there is no true master without a balance of power.

Yet today it’s a little harder to fully feel and embody such gratitude because upon realizing RBG is no longer with us among the living, I can’t help but feel the world is a little less balanced.