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

Where to Outreach

Activism

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Outreach is best when done somewhere that the audience is receptive and large, the tactic is novel, and the outreach can cover a high percentage of the population. Good locations include: When doing outreach at a university/college campus, weekday afternoons (especially Wednesdays) tend to be best. At highschools, leafletting at the end of the school day (usually around 3pm) on … Read More

Dealing with Outreach Nerves

Activism

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Nervousness is very common among new activists. We live in a culture that encourages political passivity and tries to repress progressive action, so it makes sense that doing activism would be a bit nerve-racking at first. The best way to get over nerves is just to get out there and try it. New activists are often worried about looking silly, … Read More

Animal Rights Action: Organizing Your Own

Activism

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Organizing your own action can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have people around you to join in. But these barriers shouldn’t stop you from getting active and making change for animals.   We are always here to support you in any way we can. Connect with us if you need support for your action or want to debrief afterwards. … Read More