All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity.
Mental health advice from yr friendly neighbourhood Sane Person™
- have you tried yoga
- yes? okay what about pilates
- have you tried eating food that you cant afford
- why don’t you get a job
- do you sleep enough/too much
- try sleeping better
- have you considered Normal people’s feelings
- have you considered becoming Normal like us
- i think that would help
- here i printed out this article on deep breathing from a Women’s online magazine, it helped my coworker who was sad one time
- hey your’e creative, maybe you could write your own article
Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable.
Setting boundaries/self preservation <3