Audre Lorde said it best when she proclaimed “Revolution is not a one- time event.” Although there’s always more work to be done, one of the biggest threats to activism is burnout. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been stocking up on eye cream like it’s bottled water during a hurricane. I approach my morning news feed like it’s some sort of bomb, fearing it will deliver yet another reason for me to rip my hair out and move to a secluded island with no cell service. Social feeds that used to be filled with poke bowls and avocado toast can feel like a daily assault. Given the ways that technology can overwhelm us, it’s essential to remember that the fight for gender equality is not a race.
It’s a marathon.