|R.Solnit's evergreen essay: Activism is not a journey to the corner store; it is a plunge into the dark. You scatter your seeds. Rats may eat them, or they may simply rot. We have achieved a global movement without leaders progressive activism that is one of initiation, not reaction, in which people of good will everywhere set the agenda. It is always too soon to go home, and it's always too soon to calculate our effect.
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In 2004, Rady Ananda joined the growing community of citizen journalists. Initially focused on elections, she investigated the 2004 Ohio election, organizing, training and leading several forays into counties to photograph the 2004 ballots. She officially served at three recounts, including the 2004 recount. She also organized and led the team that audited Franklin County Ohio's 2006 election, proving the number of voter signatures did not match official results. Her work appears in three books.
Her blogs also address religious, gender, sexual and racial equality, as well as environmental issues; and are sprinkled with book and film reviews on various topics. She spent most of her working life as a researcher or investigator for private lawyers, and five years as an editor.
She graduated from The Ohio State University's School of Agriculture in December 2003 with a B.S. in Natural Resources.
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