2. Know Your Strengths & Talents—This Is When You Define Your Activism
So once you feel comfortable dipping your feet into activism, and have tons of resources in the back of your mind to share with others, this is the moment you sit down and list the things you can do.
Ask yourself: What are my strengths? Drawing, singing, organizing, graphic designing, cooking, writing, and I’m sure you can think of other examples.
Use your strengths; that’s where your infinite power lies. If you draw, maybe create a short illustrated film as the one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez narrated. If you sing, post YouTube videos to raise awareness with your songwriting. Or make an online concert to fundraise money. Let your imagination flow.
Other examples of slow activism are talking with your peers about what you learned, organizing a party to create art that changes the world, creating an Instagram, or starting a podcast with someone who likes to speak!
3. Find A Group of Motivated Activists—Real Change Starts Here
If you feel this enormous amount of anxiety being around people and having to maintain a conversation, it’s fine to start your activist journey on your own. An individual, however, can start something, but it will not create a change.
All the successful movements in history were accomplished with a group of people who envisioned the world they deserved.
The big systems we’re trying to change are not scared of you. But they’re definitely scared shitless of a group of educated and motivated activists.
So once you educate yourself, you know your strengths, and how you can apply them in your movement, it’s time to find your group of motivated slow activists. During COVID times, you might feel inclined to find an online group and join them.
Use what you already have with your group. This may be your talents, followers, or contacts.
If you want to be a slow activist, you have to deeply care about what you do because you have to show up consistently.