Be the Change: 5 tips for activists from Autostraddle

Autostraddle describes itself as "an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for multiple generations of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends)". Mainly aimed at a younger cohort, it nonetheless has resources and information relevant to all ages, as well as all genders and all orientations.

At the beginning of 2017 they published Be the Change: 5 Tips for Queer Activists Charging Into 2017  by KaeLyn, a response to the horror of USians about to begin living under a Trump presidency.

While the title makes the content sound very specific, it in fact contains information and reminders that apply to activists of all vintages, orientations, and experience levels, to whit:

  1. Avoid burnout.
  2. Think intersectionally.
  3. Act in solidarity.
  4. Use your privilege for good.
  5. Know and respect your limits.

It's well worth reading at any time.


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