06 Jul '17, 8am

4 Lessons in Activism from an Apprehensive Activist (And a Difficult Call to Action)

4 Lessons in Activism from an Apprehensive Activist (And a Difficult Call to Action)

Chances are, if you are reading this, you are, like me, a white, well-educated woman. I identify the majority of my readers because considering your audience is one of the most important lessons I learned in activism . So, here’s lesson one: Know your audience. I’m speaking to you, white, well-educated women. Like many others, my first dip into activism came about recently and unexpectedly: after the 2016 presidential election. I arranged a gathering for peace for hundreds of people after Trump stole the White House because I couldn’t sleep from the horror and anxiety. I didn’t know what else to do. Like so many other white, well-educated women, I also invested in an IUD (grab that, Drumpf). Like so many others, I didn’t talk to my father for the first month after the election, because I felt betrayed by him for supporting you-guessed-who. As an amateur organizer – “activi...

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