The Very Best of Us is a newsletter imagining care, hope and solidarity as we collectively confront the climate crisis and other social shocks. Authored by Filipina writer and climate justice organizer Beatrice Tulagan, it explores leaning into vulnerability as an organizing practice, activism as finding strength in tenderness as much as we find it in resistance, and holding our loved ones close as we hold out hope for people and planet.
Originally launched in 2021, The Very Best of Us is re-launching this October 2022 amidst a persistently warming world with carbon dioxide emissions recently peaking at 420.99 parts per million, the son of a dictator winning the Philippine national elections for President by a landslide against a background of disinformation, extrajudicial killings, threats to human rights and environment defenders and extreme poverty, and an ongoing pandemic that has reinforced so much inequality as it props up new billionaires every 30 hours.
In a world plagued by so much desolation and despair, The Very Best of Us reflects on the many intersections between the personal and political: the infinite ways human beings continue to stand together, defiantly believing amidst clockwork destruction that a better world will be made possible by collective care and love.
For collaborations, inquiries and general messages, send Beatrice an email via email@example.com or a DM via @thevbestofus on Instagram.