UN/making Dictionary

Inspired by The Dictionary of Undoing by John Freeman and Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene by Linda Russo and Marthe Reedthe UN/Making Dictionary works to rearrange and expound on existing definitions so as to assist in the care and repair of human and more-than-human lives so as to help think our way into more equitable and sustainable worlds.  Have a word you would like to contribute or expand on?  Send me an email with the content, your name and a short bio so I can cite you as contributing to this evolving body of definitions. 

AGITATE: To ..stir the pot, leave apathy behind, speak up for what's right, call shit out, refuse compliance, intervene when necessary, resist "the man", poke the bear, disrupt the norm, challenge the system...

BETTER:  To...unmake mediocracy, improve oneself, enrich conditions, resist old ways of doing, raise others up, contribute positively, adjust thinking, mend the broken, advance knowledge, undo insufficiencies, enhance an experience,  increase equity, design sustainably, bring others along, support inclusivity...

CEASE: To...stop that which is hurtful, desist from causing harm, pause for careful contemplation, terminate the toxic, shut down bullies, end war, quit haters, finish the unfinished...  

CHALLENGE:  To...question, reveal holes in thinking, speak up against dictatorship, run for office, ensure democracy, reach consensus, 
point out hypocrisies, hold accountable, offer new ways of doing, present alternatives, ...

DECONSTRUCT: To...analyze language, question sayings, investigate news, review word choices, take texts to task, critique composition, take apart terms, poke holes in perspectives,  interrogate imagery, dismantle false truths...