PACE YOUR­SELF

ELLE (Canada) - - Zeitgeist -

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.

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