In keeping with tradition, the Quiet Revolution will not be televised, but it is happening, nevertheless, in community gardens, coworking spaces, lending libraries, credit unions, and worker co-ops around the world. The Quiet Revolution is the collective action each of us is taking on a daily basis as we shift the focus of our lives from consumption to connection, and from commercialism to community, from dependence on big corporations to freedom through peer cooperation.

To support and encourage our individual Revolutions, the Freelancers' Union has put together an interactive "How to Be a Quiet Revolutionary" map. Inspired in part by Shareable's MapJam, the map is a crowdsourced effort that asks us to add the Quiet Revolution-based spaces, businesses, and projects in our own communities so that we can all better find them — and each other.

So, hop on over and help map the movement!

Kelly McCartney


Kelly McCartney |

Having won prestigious literary competitions in both grade school and junior high, I attended college with a Scripps Howard Foundation scholarship, earned a BA in Journalism, and interned at Entertainment

Things I share: I seek. I write. I think. I roam. I listen. I care. I wonder. I help. I flirt. I try. I dream. I grow.