What It Means to Be a Community Change Agent

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: Derrica Wilson, left, and Natalie Wilson, right, pose for a portrait outside DC General shelter on Monday February 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. Derrica and Natalie started the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)

What It Means to Be a Community Change Agent

A poem inspired by Derrica and Natalie Wilson's work in the community.

Published July 18, 2017


It only takes one need to start a cause.

One person snatched from society hoping to see their “normal” just one more time.

It’s interesting how we wake up…go about our day…then abducted into this dark world.

Embracing a new reality of non-existence filled with terror, fear, and pain.

Dancing and tangled in a web of a possible no return.

Minutes, days, months…years.

One-third of our missing people now gone with the hopes of being found.

We need a victory!

We need a hero!

One too many gone…we need to take action!

Two sisters rose and stood for justice.

Natalie…Derrica saw a need and fulfilled it.

Saying she’s gone, he’s gone…too many missing.

Recovering, restoring, and uniting families back together.

113 families at peace…71 families reunited.

It only takes one need to start a cause.

Two sisters the voice of hope, peace, and justice.

Let's stand with them and get our people back.

Written by Isis Pope


(Photo: Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson)


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