“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” – Noam Chomsky

It is normal to feel stressed, drained, exhausted, saddened, and angry. Here are resources that can help make you feel better.

Protest and Persist: Why giving up is not an option

  • Motivation to move past despair
  • Historical analysis on protesting and the need for sustained action

How to Take Action – and Stay Sane – in the Trump Era

  • Why protesting works and how to avoid burnout
  • Interview also covers power and privilege, intersectionality, etc.

How Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos Are Playing You

  • Podcast episode discussing addicting nature of anger and outrage-based viral media
  • Links to related reading resources in podcast description

How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed

  • Small reminders of how to stay mentally stable and keep going
  • Links to other resources as well

How to Stay Outraged Without Losing Your Mind

  • Easy to implement self-care advice
  • Learn how to stay committed to the movement without sacrificing yourself, or vice versa

A Nervous Wreck’s Disabled Guide to Stepping Up

  • Focuses on activism specifically for anxious and dis/abled folks
  • Advice on how to take advantage of your skills and capabilities – whatever they are – for good

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