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You’ve probably come across that popular advice that’s going around: “You’d be happier if you just cut negative people from your life.” It’s reasonable to cut ties with people who are abusive or toxic, but how can we make sure that doesn’t turn into ostracizing people who struggle with mental illnesses like depression? Let’s start with unlearning these lies.
Some are baffled by those of us who make the choice to be alone. Others think aloneness means something’s wrong with you or that you’re self-centered. Here’s a more empowering perspective. Read about this author’s practice of deliberately spending time alone to see how you can grow your self-confidence all on your own – without needing anyone else to complete you.
Been through tough times? In spite of what you may have heard, you don’t need to “get over” it. Here’s how you can learn something valuable about your own strength instead. We’re all in this together, trying to make oppression a thing of the past. In the meantime, while we’re still struggling, get some inspiration from the wisdom of author and rapper Humble the Poet.
There’s something about working in the service industry that makes people think it’s okay to treat you poorly. And since racial and gender minorities make up most of this workforce, that mistreatment makes for even more opposition to deal with every day. So here are some tips for when work gets hard – and some ways we consumers can do our part to make it easier.
This author never imagined she’d get to this magical place – a place of self-love. She’s powerful, beautiful, talented, and loveable. But unfortunately, in our society, she’s subject to shame for being fat, Black, bisexual, and a woman with unconventional looks. Read on for her journey in fighting for herself, and you might find some self-love for your own journey.
What if I told you it’s okay to not be okay? We’re pushed toward constant optimism. But is there a cost to this focus on positivity? Avoiding tough emotions might not be as positive as you think – and there’s no substitute for your real emotions. Here’s how to feel what you feel without drowning in your feelings, and define healing on your own terms.
Do you ever wish you could get to a place of feeling happy with yourself, but don’t know how? Then meet Lex Croucher, aka Tyrannosaurus Lex. She believes in her own abilities and worth, but she wasn’t always this confident. Check out her funny, practical advice on breaking through toxic messages and low self-esteem to learn how to appreciate who you are.
We – as social justice activists – need to explore beyond thinking of the very large and very public demonstrations as the sole means of radical change. Who is included in our idea of “activists?” In which ways are we unintentionally excluding folks in this vision? What other platforms are activists using to raise awareness about injustice? Let’s talk about it.