When we think of activist, we tend to picture some hardcore, kick ass people at protests, on picket lines, sitting at lunch counters, risking arrest or worse, to fight for their civil rights.
It’s an intimidating and daunting enough image to make some of us feel we could never fit such a title. Yeah, those people are activists doing activism. But, so are you.
An activist is someone working for change.
And creating change needs bunches of different pieces to make it happen, not all of which require facing down the police.
Basically, activism is a whole mess of different parts and actions.
It is writing letters.
It is standing by your principles.
It is phone calls.
It is taking a stand.
It is signing petitions.
Sometimes, it’s as simple as making a declaration.
Chances are, you have engaged in activism before today. Well, done!
All of these are pieces of activism which fit together into a movement. And that’s what we are building, a movement to make the world a better place for as many people as possible. For that, we need all the activists to do their parts, no matter how big or small, how physical, mental and/or emotional.
So, what is an activist? In short, you are.
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