As the US and the world are reeling from the elections, it can sometimes feel like we don’t even know where to begin. In fact, most of the staff at Everyday Feminism have taken the day off to process all the feelings coming up with the country having elected Trump.
Given that so many of us are feeling overwhelmed, scared, determined, and/or ready to take action, we wanted to provide some resources to help you hold the space for yourself and others in this moment. This will help ground you as you take action to continue fighting systemic oppression and contributing to a more inclusive, anti-oppressive world.
Remember, we resist the dehumanization of systemic oppression when we acknowledge that we have the right to exist and our feelings and pain do matter. And the most important person to acknolwedge that for you is yourself.
When we hold space for ourselves, we can also hold space for others to bring them into this conversation of what just happened and how we can start organizing. And by organizing, we mean in every level and area of society – from your family, friends, co-workers, religious institutions, to local, state, and national politics.
Trump didn’t bring out anything new in the US. He and his supporters just made it explicitly clear that the US is grounded in white supremacy and patriarchy. We will continue to make it explicitly clear that we are grounded in love and liberation for all people.
Self-Care: To Tend to Your Needs Right Now
- 5 Self Care Tips for Activists — ‘Cause Being Woke Shouldn’t Mean Your Spirit’s Broke
- 14 Simple (But Super Helpful) Ways to Take Care of Yourself as a Feminist
- The Pain of Being Feminist in an Anti-Feminist World
- The Healing Power of Community
Info on Systemic Oppression: To Better Understand What the Hell Just Happened
- Dear White America: You Are All Responsible for Trump
- What Would Happen If We Treated Male Politicians Like We Treat Female Politicians?
- 4 Racist Stereotypes White Patriarchy Invented to ‘Protect’ White Womanhood
- 4 Ways the American Dream Is Actually Just Affirmative Action for White People
- Here’s Your Proof That White Americans Don’t Face Systemic Racism
- 10 Insidious Ways White Supremacy Shows Up in Our Everyday Lives
- 13 Ways White Male Privilege Shows Up as Early as Elementary School
- 3 Fear-Mongering Lies Politicians Love to Tell About Immigrants – Debunked
- 6 Common Phrases That Are Fueling Xenophobia Every Day
- Here’s How 100 Years of American Fear Made Discriminatory Laws in Each Decade
- 13 Ways the US Government is Robbing Marginalized People of Their Votes
- You’re Not ‘Oversensitive’ – Here’s How People Use Gaslighting to Dismiss Sexism
- 8 Ways the Media Upholds White Privilege and Demonizes People of Color
Tips for Conversations: To Talk to Other People About What Happened
- How to Talk About Privilege to Someone Who Doesn’t Know What That Is
- 4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears
- What What It Means to ‘Hold Space’ for Someone – Plus 8 Tips to Help You Do It Well
- Hey, White People! If You Really Want to Help End Racism, You Need to Invest in Other White People (Yeah, We Know It Sounds Counterintuitive)
- 3 Ways to Talk About Social Justice at Home
- 6 Ways To Talk To Your Son About Male Violence and Healthy Masculinity
Next Steps: To Show Trump and His Supporters We Won’t Back Down
- Participate in protests against Trump’s presidency across the US
- Understand Trump’s plan for his first 100 days so you can start thinking about how to get involved to stop it
- Read the Nation’s 10 Things Progressives Need to Do Now and Michael Moore’s“Morning After To-Do List”
- Support movements and organizations including (but not limited to):