Activism

Being Mean to and Judgy About the Poor: Nutrition Edition

True or false?  Performing acts of volunteerism is license to decide what is best for the recipients of one’s generosity. I can’t imagine having the chutzpah to call this true, and people who have this attitude infuriate me. Serving others does not mean ordering others’ lives for them.  By most …

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Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time

This is Peace Corps week, and as you darling readers may have noticed, I talk about my Peace Corps service in Tanzania a lot.  It was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to do volunteer work right, with a long term commitment that allows time to …

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Activism

Burning Out on Activism

This summer, I nearly gave up. I threw the towel in–always carry a towel–curled up in bed, cried a lot, complained and ranted, and alternately avoided the internet and watched it with morbid curiosity. I came very close to burning out on activism. I wrote a very raw and personal …

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