Attending the Canberra strike, amidst my recent anxiety and despair about the earth burning and everything dying, I was reminded that a whole of bunch of people care and are in this together. We feel that we are in a turning point in history, and that if we don’t do something now, our future will be unthinkable. In some ways, that is true.
One activist recounts her experiences with an insatiable anger against the world, the burnout that followed and why she finally decided to give up.
“Aboriginal women have always known our place in our communities, in societies and in activism. It is time for non-Indigenous activists, and feminists especially, to understand not only our struggle, but also our persistent survival.”
“Disability” is not a condition but the way society is structured to oppress certain individuals.
How should we raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault?
“So, I concluded that adding a filter would be nothing more than a self-satisfying, unproductive attempt to show others how compassionate and worldly I was.”
A statement by the People of Colour Caucus at Queer* Collaborations 2017.
“These social media safe spaces have become particularly thriving hubs of contemporary feminist action.”
“Most of these lessons I had already learnt a long time ago in some way shape or form, but NOWSA has served to reaffirm and reinforce them.”
“Oftentimes I feel like an outsider at university. I feel alienated. I feel isolated. I feel like the black sheep. (Yes, pun intended.)”