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Between the last four years of Trump's presidency, the widespread protests over policy brutality last summer, and the recent attempted coup by white supremacists on the U.S. Capitol, I've been seeing a lot more people committing to social justice work. This is a good thing, and I'm glad that people's eyes are being opened to the systemic discrimination that is a staple of American society.
I also know from experience that when you're first getting started in social justice work, there's usually a lot of floundering around and fucking up involved. That's why in this solo episode I'm sharing four lessons and some of my best tips for fostering resilience in social justice work.
I cover the importance of examining your motivations, why you need to learn to embrace (or at least respect) feedback, how to give a real apology, and strategies for keeping your activism sustainable. Armed with these tools and mindset shifts, I hope committing to the pursuit of justice for the long haul will feel more attainable.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Privilege Walk exercise
- Girls in the Hood by Megan Thee Stallion
- Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
- Click here to access the Guide For How To Apologize free download
Featured in This Episode
Shohreh Davoodi (she/her) was the host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast during the show's three-year run. Currently, Shohreh is focusing her attention on being a writer and creator. You can keep up with Shohreh by subscribing to her newsletter, The Queer Agenda, and following her on Instagram and TikTok.
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