Tip Tuesday: Self-Care Within Activism
With the happenings of this election, constant bombardment by negative news, and blatant attacks on the basic rights of the LGBTQ community, we can clearly see that NOW is the time to get involved and stand up for what we believe in.
However, the process of getting involved with issues can quickly become overwhelming, especially for those who are finding themselves as brand-new activists. This election day, GLAM was graced with the presence of Jabari Jones, a local activist in Vermont on "Tip Tuesday", GLAM's bi-monthly LIVE chat on Facebook, who shared great advice on maintaining Self-Care Within Activism.
Jabari, an avid leader in the Black Lives Matters Movement of Greater Burlington, talked passionately about the many causes that drive him as an advocate. When asked how he chooses what to get involved with and how to prevent from becoming overwhelmed by the many facets of his advocacy work, he quickly detailed that he aims for the "root" causation of all of the issues surrounding him and sees the collective as one, singular fight.
What is that root issue?
"Racism." Jabari replied with confidence.
Jabari then left us with this beautiful summary of Self-Care Within Activism:
Watch for more "Tip Tuesday" LIVE chats on GLAM's Facebook the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month!