How to Create Change While Burnt-out

Activism, Burnout/Mental Health

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Our goal is to provide you with the support and resources you need to avoid or heal from burnout. But with overwhelming animal abuse and exploitation; endless activist work; and poor support systems, it’s understandable why so many people experience compassion fatigue/burnout. When you’re feeling burnt-out, the solution is not to ‘just push through it.’ This will eventually make the … Read More

Self-Care Strategies: 100 Places to Start

Burnout/Mental Health

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Below is a list of 100 self-care strategies. Self-care is not a word that we hear very often in animal rights communities. This seems ironic, given that burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma are so prevalent among animal rights activists. Activist communities tend to prioritize action above self-care; the movement above individual activists; volume of work versus quality. These tendencies … Read More

Why Activists Need Support

Burnout/Mental Health, Support

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Animal activism is hard work. We see videos and pictures of animals being tortured, confined, and exploited. We hear stories of animals whose lives have been marked by pain. We see undercover investigative footage that time and again shows egregious animal cruelty. And often the people in our lives just don’t get it. Our friends and families eat meat in … Read More

Activist Burnout: Understanding, Preventing, and Healing

Burnout/Mental Health

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‘Activist Burnout’ broadly encompasses all personally negative mental, emotional, physical, and behavioural changes caused by one’s activism, that in result hinder the effectiveness of that activist. It is common for activists to suffer from varying degrees of activist burnout, with a variety of symptoms, throughout their lifetime. One of the most important things activists can learn is how to use … Read More