Some of the risks we take when we are involved in a movement, are a part of the essence of the movement itself [like] being willing to be attacked by those that oppose what one stands for. There are other steps that one takes that are much quieter and perhaps more personal. There have been times when I have stepped down from an agency I very much believed in because I thought that it was being corrupted.
There are times that you have to be willing to be seen personally through other people's lenses in a way that you don't want to be seen, because you know that you are doing it for a principle, one which you believe in (and those are activities which people might have to undertake in any profession, that may not be related to the substantive cause at all but rather to the way we function as people within a organization). I think that when an organization is on the cutting edge as organizations in this field have had to be, you have to be particularly clear in your own mind as to what your principles are and as to what you'll stand by and what you want to see furthered.