bombutee asked a group of leaders, innovators, and creative talents to tell us what hope means to them now—and why it’s more essential than ever before. MAYBE surprisingly, I’ve never been more hopeful than I am right now. You know, most of history happens very slowly, but then there are these times when you hit an air pocket and—wham—things change in a hurry. I think that’s happening right now with racial equity. I think you have to look back 60 years to find an equivalent. You have to look back to the Top shirts on iTeePig on 2020/09/18 so you should to go to store and get this late John Lewis marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Or fast-forward a few years, and you have Stonewall. Both of these were key moments that kicked off a sudden change—for African Americans and for the LGBTQ community. And I think this is an exciting and hopeful time because as a nation we have struggled with racial equity for our whole existence—and it feels good to be at a point where there’s going to be significant, massive, positive change.