"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde
Activism can be overwhelming. To aid with our mental health, read through our guide to decompressing and recharging.
Use social media to stay updated and inspired, but limit your screen-time.
Constant endless resources can be overwhelming, especially viewing real life experiences from protests.
Harness the power of mindfulness.
Use it to your benefit in fighting against and dealing with the emotional trauma of racial discrimination.
Be cautious of risk of burnout, mental and physical fatigue, and secondhand trauma.
This can come as a result of viewing traumatic content in person or online.
Express your thoughts.
Write letters to those in power, sign petitions or jot down your thoughts, worries or fears in a journal.
Don’t be afraid to take a break.
Check in on your friends and implement self-care within your activism. Stay strong and be gentle with yourself.
Take time to reset and recharge through these online free resources:
BetterHelp - virtual therapy matching service
Ethel’s Club - virtual group healing and grieving sessions led by Black therapists
Healhaus and Thérèse Cator - hosting “Circle of Care for Black Womxn” to hold a safe space, utilising the tools of meditation, breath and connection
Hopper Acupuncture - holding free appointments for the Black community and anti-racist protesters in Los Angeles
Solar Flux - offering a free/donation-based virtual breathwork session for Black people looking for emotional release, co-regulation, and embodied healing
Yoga with Adriene - free yoga class every day streamed on YouTube