Allyship Fatigue and Self-Care: How Radical Language is Co-Opted in the Age of the Black Lives Matter Movement

By Clara, (16, from Seattle, WA) – The concept of burnout is currently being co-opted by nonblack “activists” on social media the same way that “self-care” has been continually co-opted by mainstream media.  – I’m sure you’ve seen the posts. Easily recognizable colorful infographics containing information about “burnout,” “allyship fatigue,” and various other terminology, constantlyContinue reading “Allyship Fatigue and Self-Care: How Radical Language is Co-Opted in the Age of the Black Lives Matter Movement”

Ways You Can Help Sustain the Black Lives Matter Movement

By Nikeya V. (9th grade, from Auburn, WA) – The BLM movement is not a trend. It is incredibly vital right now and as you may be aware, currently there are many protests occurring throughout the globe. There are so many important messages being shared, and changes being made, but this should not stop here.Continue reading “Ways You Can Help Sustain the Black Lives Matter Movement”

So You Want to Support the BLM Movement…

by Rosa J. Nash, (10th grade, from Seattle, WA) –                “What can you do to support the BLM movement?” I see these kinds of posts over and over on Instagram. I have nothing against them, as they’re helpful and educational. However, you must stop and think, “Why in the world do we need this?” or,Continue reading “So You Want to Support the BLM Movement…”