One Minute Inspirational Video: Do You Need Permission To Be Free?

in anarchy •  2 years ago

 I hope you enjoy this one minute video.  I created this in response to the question, “What Makes You Passionate About Liberty?” inspired by a contest being held by

If you like what you hear, I am available for audio book narration and voice acting.  You can contact me at:  

It’s my first endeavor into using video as a medium and I have a lot of people to thank for their assistance and mentorship. @RandyClemens,  @JJEpic and @Laissezfairedr for all of their constructive criticism and encouragement, as well as technical know-how!  

I’m grateful for the beautiful song you can hear in the background,  “Matilda” by @PriscillaBel with drum accompaniment by @RubenAlexander (2016 © Priscilla Bel). 

It means a lot to me, to have found music that not only moves me, but is also in part by somebody who I know and admire.  For more information about Priscilla Bel's music, email her at   You can follow him on Twitter @rub3nal3xand3r And you can contact Ruben Alexander at for custom compositions! 

The thumbnail image for the video comes from a photograph taken by Lukia Costello.


About Me

I'm Melissa. Some people call me Honeybee.  Therapeutic Massage;  teaching Yoga, Meditation, and Conscious Relaxation; and caring for families and babies before, during and after Birth are some of my skills (I'm a doula and placenta encapsulation specialist). Recently I have been delving into audio editing and narration, as well as other voice acting work.  Visual arts and writing are also some of my favorites.  About a year and a half ago, I moved to New Hampshire, inspired by the growing community of anarchists and activists here. I'm committed to living free from fiat currency to the best of my ability, and am a great  proponent of Agorism and Community Building. Whether camping/hiking or tending the gardens, I tend to be happiest out of doors. Informative Intactivism is one of the ways that I contribute to steering the cultural conversations toward supporting the Freedom of the Individual. I believe that all interactions should be voluntary and that honoring bodily autonomy is essential to a peaceful world. What else would you like to know?

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I like how you started out the speech by talking about community-based solutions. I think that appeals to a lot of people who don't like the word "capitalism" and aren't interested in economics. It seems natural and sensible to have solutions arise out of the communities they're intended for.


Thank you for taking the time to watch it and leave thoughtful feedback. I appreciate it. My intention is that this be something accessible and palatable to a wide variety of people.