Surviving Workplace Harassment and Bullying
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Surviving Workplace Harassment and Bullying

Please note that this post contains references to harassment and violence. Marginalized people are particularly vulnerable to harassment and bullying at work. Sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and ableism already prevent so many exceptional candidates from finding work in the first place. When they finally get there, they’re more likely to be seen as easy targets…

Recovering from Stress, Exhaustion, and Burnout
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Recovering from Stress, Exhaustion, and Burnout

Under capitalism, our senses of self-worth are very often tied to our jobs — our salaries, titles, and the status symbols they afford us. Corporations exploit this and encourage a culture of individualism, competition, and overwork. In this environment, work-related stress can feel overwhelming. Over time, prolonged stress can lead to burnout. Burnout is a…

Intersectional Writing Prompts (Anti-Racist, Feminist, Queer)
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Intersectional Writing Prompts (Anti-Racist, Feminist, Queer)

Reflective writing is the process of articulating your experiences and perspective of particular topics and events. It allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings and critically examine deep-seated beliefs and assumptions. Reflective writing is an insightful and generative tool for intersectional feminist activism. It can enable us to identify the ideologies we’ve internalized in…

Dealing with Online Hate and Harassment
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Dealing with Online Hate and Harassment

Please note that this post contains references to harassment and violence. Being an intersectional feminist on the Internet can feel like you have a target on your forehead. Speaking up for social justice threatens the comfort and privilege of people in power. Right-wing trolls scour the Internet, looking for anyone who represents or promotes social…

How to Build an Altar at Home for Spiritual Self-Care
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How to Build an Altar at Home for Spiritual Self-Care

Sustainable activism requires that we nourish our spirits along with our bodies, minds, and hearts. Building and maintaining an altar at home is a powerful way to cultivate a little sacred space in your everyday. Over time, your altar may become a reminder and a tool to practice regular self-care through a spiritual recharge. Many…

Using Tarot for Social Justice Activism (with Workbook)
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Using Tarot for Social Justice Activism (with Workbook)

Some people think tarot has to be a fortune-telling device used by trained readers, but this is not true. Increasingly, tarot cards are used by people as a tool to access their own intuitive wisdom and practice spiritual self-care. Tarot can help us to draw deeper cognitions and emotions to the surface and reflect on…

Full Moon Ritual to Raise Power
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Full Moon Ritual to Raise Power

Where new moons are times for introspection, full moons are times of energy, abundance, and power. With Earth balanced between the moon and the sun, the moon is fully illuminated in its striking splendor. If you’ve been feeling tired and worn down, full moons are an opportunity to summon a little magic. In this post,…

New Moon Ritual to Set Intentions
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New Moon Ritual to Set Intentions

The new moon refers to the start of the lunar phase when the first tiny sliver of a crescent that can be seen after the Moon and the Sun are in conjunction. New moons are perfect times for reflection and introspection, taking stock of the last lunar cycle and setting intentions for the new one….

How To Create Your Self-Care Day: A Detailed Guide
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How To Create Your Self-Care Day: A Detailed Guide

Those of us committed to social justice are old friends with exhaustion. Akwugo Emejulu and Leah Bassel’s essay on ‘The politics of exhaustion’ explores how women of color activists prioritize collective needs above their own and engage in unsustainable care work that inevitably leads to their burnout. You can’t pour from an empty cup. The…