My New Form of Activism

I took a break from posting and have relaxed a bit on social media in general. At first I decided I wanted to use quarantine as an opportunity to learn who I am when I am disconnected from everything. In some ways the person I found is someone I haven’t seen in a long time. In other ways this person is someone I have never met. I am so grateful that my family and I remained healthy. I know so many have suffered during this time, so being able to use this time as a moment to reflect is truly a privilege.

But I cannot stay silent any longer. When I started this blog I wanted it to be a place where I shared my passions. As someone who has been fighting for social justi since before I hit double digits, activism has been and always will be important in my life. I have protested, I have written letters to politicians, I have lobbied, I have written op-eds—but now my activism has to change. I have changed. My life has changed. So I have really been spending a lot of time trying to develop what I want my activism to look like.

I am glad I have taken this time because I now have a clear idea of what I intend to do and how I will do it. If I hadn’t taken the time to think through my plan of action I think I would probably burn out and leave the battle for someone else.

I think it would benefit everyone to think about what kind of activist they want to be. There are so many ways to raise your voice and it will take all of them to make change happen. We aren’t all going to be good at the same things—and that is perfect. Play to your strengths so together we can tackle injustice from all sides.