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 Books for January 2022

The first new books of the new year are here! I just love how they keep coming out with new Zora Neale Hurston writings. Her legacy continues. And some new poetry and fiction out too! And of course, new year, new growth with some enticing personal growth books I’m excited to check out. Here areContinue reading “Anticipated Books for January 2022”

The Power of Imagination

As first posted on The world is currently a dumpster fire. There is no doubt about that. It’s not surprising that most of the #bookstagrams I saw pop up were created at the start of the pandemic: people were turning to books to escape the nightmare that was (still is) real life. And withContinue reading “The Power of Imagination”

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?”

Activism 101: Pleasure as Resistance

I am loving everything I am learning about pleasure as a form of resistance. My first introduction to this concept was, of course, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown. This book really helped me challenge the narrative I subscribed to that activism is all about work and grind. Our politics should feelContinue reading “Activism 101: Pleasure as Resistance”

Activism 101: 3 Affirmations for Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever feel like you have no right to call yourself an activist? Do you feel intimidated by entering activist and organizing spaces because you feel like you don’t belong, that you think people will think you aren’t enough? I often feel that way. I feel like my definition of activist doesn’t fit this narrow definition.Continue reading “Activism 101: 3 Affirmations for Imposter Syndrome”

Activism 101: Respectability

I remember the first time I was classified as not really Black. I remember one of my white friends in middle school complimented me for not having greasy hair. Another one chimed in and agreed, adding that I also didn’t talk loud and ghetto. After these moments, I knew what I had to do toContinue reading “Activism 101: Respectability”

Activism 101: Find Your Focus

How many of you feel like you have to do all the things to save the world? *raises hand* With so many movements happening, it can feel like you need to do all the things and fight every fight. There isn’t one issue that is more important than the others, so how do you prioritizeContinue reading “Activism 101: Find Your Focus”

Activism 101: How to be an Ally

With so much going on in the world, many people often wonder how they can be a better ally to those who are from marginalized communities. I know many allies struggle with “Am I taking up too much space?” Or “How can I be an ally if people won’t allow me to help?” All theseContinue reading “Activism 101: How to be an Ally”

Activism 101: Social Media Activism

Social Media Activism: is it helpful or harmful? I have seen mixed feelings about whether social media activism or “clicktivism” (also known as “slacktivism) is effective. One thing for sure, social media has become a highly utilized tool to spread information. As we saw from the 2016 presidential election, social media has been used asContinue reading “Activism 101: Social Media Activism”