DeRay McKesson on Imagination

I listen to DeRay McKesson's Pod Save the People podcast every week.  This week he opened with a really beautiful statement that strikes right at the heart of why I wanted to start this site:

My challenge to you would be to ask the biggest question.  If the question is about food deserts in your neighborhood, if the question is about access to resources, if it's about ending mass incarceration.  Think about what it would mean to get everybody out of jail who shouldn't be there?  What would it mean to feed everyone in your city?  What would it look like to give housing to everyone who is homeless?  Start from the biggest question and work your way backwards.  I say that because this often encourages us to imagine a world without the constraints, which is really freeing in terms of thinking about what solutions look like.  Too often, people start from the smallest question that they have and then they try and build up and that's just a harder way to imagine.  So start from the biggest question.  Start there and let's go.