Ever come across a conversation about a social justice issue and wondered: “Don’t you have more important issues to worry about?”
You’re sure not the only one – but before you join the crowd of people asking this question, check out what Riley J. Dennis has to say about it.
Riley gets this question often, and she has a really good point about what you’re missing if you’re demanding to know why someone who cares about one issue isn’t focusing on other important ones.
Activists are really tired of this question – so let’s settle this once and for all.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.