Experimental composer Pauline Oliveros approached her identity as a musician not as a solitary genius but as a collaborator and facilitator. Her Deep Listening practices emphasize the connection between healing and activism, and can teach us how to navigate fear and despair together.
Cat Hollis founded Haymarket Pole Collective to create a place for Black sex workers to feel safe and to organize and advocate for their rights. “We’re oppressed as groups, not as individuals…The truth is that you might lift yourself up to a level with more agency, but that doesn’t remove your marginalization. And it doesn’t necessarily make it easier for people who come after you.”
We see violence not only in the crimson of blood spilled far too many times but also in the varying shades of brown on the skins of people of color. To be a person of color in the United States, and in the global narrative, is to be the shadow of violence.
Alternative forms of protest are necessary to make activism accessible. Sometimes, they’re even more effective at creating change than a permitted march.
In finding out that the legacy of redlining was so connected to my childhood home, I started to wonder what else I harbored that no one had ever thought to explain to me. I wanted to understand how my family and I became this way: so oblivious to our direct complicity in white supremacy
“I’m not interested in creating comfortable spaces. I’m interested in safer spaces where people can be challenged.” Sammie Ablaza Wills gathers wisdom from their elders and fellow trans, queer community to lead the grassroots org, API Equality Northern California.
Cecilia Chung described three ways: hilarious, survivor, and one of the mothers of the modern trans movement.
We interviewed seven youth activists at the first-ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit about their most optimistic visions for the future. This is what they have to say.
Queer and trans Black women and femmes have the blueprint to defeat Georgia’s abortion ban. Alyssa Milano… does not.
How to use music to make your activist action 100% better! Plus some tips you maybe definitely haven’t thought of!
What’s the difference between ally and accomplice? How can you use these terms to think about how you’re in solidarity with others?
A letter to the editor can be an effective tactic to get the word out about an issue, show support for a bill, speak up about something in your community, or to get free publicity for your activist work!
Activists score more legal wins in Kenya, where a Court of Appeals dismissed a case seeking to strike down the registration of a national LGBT rights organisation. The win comes amidst a wave of increased visibility of the rights of LGBT Africans.
We have to commit to always learning and growing and doing more all the time to make our spaces better and better.
Pleasure Activism offers up a multitude of tactics for which to embody pleasure, claim it as a central and essential liberatory practice, and a sustainable one for the long-term road trip of justice work.
Birthdays are the perfect time to ask people to take action. Why? People like you! They want to celebrate you! And on your birthday, they feel slightly more-obligated-than-usual to do what you ask of them!
If you’re looking for easy answers that preserve your bubble, you won’t find them here. But that’s exactly why anyone who considers themselves an activist, an ally, or a member of the resistance writ large needs to read this book.
A step-by-step guide to lobbying your elected officials. Ready your power suit!
To truly do the work from our standpoint, from a place of strong objectivity, is crucial. So what does that look like? What does using our individual standpoint to make change look like?
“I share all this because I feel like everyone I know is struggling to keep it together lately, to have-it-all or to be-everything-to-everyone or to fight-the-good-fight.”
Are you ready to take your activist tabling to a whole other level?!