To Resonate members and @directors,
I’m resigning from the Resonate board of directors, effective immediately.
For most of last year, I have planned to leave the board after this recent Annual General Meeting. My mission was to ensure that various amendments and resolutions would be raised at the AGM which would give members the essential agency to continue the work of making Resonate a democratic organization. Sadly, many of those resolutions could only be raised by a board member. Now, there are clearer paths for member classes to choose their own board members, and raise their own amendments as needed.
Thanks to all who helped make that happen. With that done, I need to move on. Passing resolutions is just the first step. If you want what you voted for to be realized, you – you – need to ensure it happens.
I’ve done everything I can for the dream of a democratic co-operative run by artists, listeners and workers. But I don’t want to invest any more effort into what Resonate actually is. I also don’t want to be an unelected board member any more. In addition to leaving the board, I am leaving working/administration roles I’ve helped with, such as forum admin.
I’ve gone above and beyond my responsibilities as a board member and worker. I’ve given far too much at the expense of my own well-being.
I came here cause I thought it could be a place where we can depend on each other to get our needs met, build something beautiful together, share in the responsibility and the reward. That’s what I see as a co-operative.
I’ll continue building that dream elsewhere.
From advocacy to agency.
From structurelessness to accountability.
From participation to responsibility.
From patronization to communication.
From spokespersonship to speaking for oneself.
From charity to independence.
From commentary to contribution.
From figureheads to facilitation.
From sacrifice to solidarity.
Adiaŭ kaj bonŝancon,