The Inherent Burnout of Social Media Activism

CW: This post will include mentions of mass violence and shootings. Last week, following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, I found myself a bit overwhelmed and desperately needing a break from the endless cycle of grief on Instagram and the news. This wasn’t a new occurrence: following last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I worked myself into a panic … Continue reading The Inherent Burnout of Social Media Activism

Teach Them This

To start, Happy late Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans! I hope you ate lots of turkey and mashed potatoes and pie. 😀 This post actually has its origins in Thanksgiving as well. More specifically, a commercial that played on NBC during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It starts out with talking about “what if girls thought they could do anything?” and there’s these little … Continue reading Teach Them This