Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter”

As first posted on theinclusionsolution.me The road to hell is paved with good intentions.   Many of us want to do good in the world. We want to elevate the voices of those who have been systematically silenced. We feel empathy with other people experiencing pain, and we don’t want others to experience the pain we haveContinue reading “Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter””

Anticipated Reads for May 2022

“It’s gonna be MAY!” Happy May! May is Mental Health Awareness month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Keep an eye out for a list of books I recommend 😜 In the meantime, here are so many good books coming out this month 🌼 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable GuideContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for May 2022”

Activism 101: Calling in Black

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution One day I was driving to work listening to Kiese Laymon’s audiobook version of his memoir Heavy. This was around my third day of listening, and while it was heavy (as the title suggests), I had not yet cried. Then all of a sudden, he shares a story about getting kicked outContinue reading “Activism 101: Calling in Black”

Self-Care Books for Activists

As activists, we work really hard. There is so much wrong with the world, and it is easy for us to get overwhelmed trying to do everything. Rest is revolutionary in a white supremacist, capitalist society. Pouring into ourselves for our survival is vital. Here are some of books we can read to help takeContinue reading “Self-Care Books for Activists”

Expanding Our New Year’s Resolutions

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Welcome to the New year, where we will pick apart all the things we don’t like about ourselves and find New Year’s resolutions to change them!  Alexa, add “chill out” to my to-do list One of my tragic flaws is my need for productivity. Even my leisure time becomes goalContinue reading “Expanding Our New Year’s Resolutions”

Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give

We are living in times where we are expected to go back to normal after everything was changed by a global pandemic. Capitalism tells us that we must keep going back to producing in order for us to survive. That’s a big expectation. I’m not sure about y’all, but after giving to all the areasContinue reading “Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give”

Anticipated 2022 Reads

New books are coming! Part of my reading goals for 2022 is to catch up on some books I have been meaning to read forever. Getting into the backlist and revisiting some of my favorite authors’ work I have been neglecting. But after seeing some of these new titles. I might need to pick someContinue reading “Anticipated 2022 Reads”

Six of the Best Essay Collections from 2021

I read some fire essay collections this year. In these books, I was challenged and experienced growth in ways that I wasn’t expecting. I fangirled over some of my favorite writers and found some new treasures.  Here are 6 of the best essay collections from 2021 (you can see the rest of my favorite booksContinue reading “Six of the Best Essay Collections from 2021”

Activism 101: Justice for Retail Workers This Holiday Season

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Now is the time many people are getting their holiday shopping done. That means ordering online and hitting the sales in the stores. I wanted to share a little gratitude for retail workers. Who are retail workers? Retail workers span a range of positions and subsectors (e.g. general merchandise, food andContinue reading “Activism 101: Justice for Retail Workers This Holiday Season”

Activism 101: What is Mutual Aid?

Ever since the pandemic came through and devastated so many communities, mutual aid projects have been popping up left and right. I didn’t even know what mutual aid was until this year. As I kept hearing “mutual aid” and seeing people post CashApp and Venmo names, I started getting curious about it. What was thisContinue reading “Activism 101: What is Mutual Aid?”