We have a strange habit of falling back on “civility” as if every social movement was entirely civil. Like unions didn’t bust up on scabs. Like Nelson Mandela didn’t blow shit up. Like MLK would tell us all to shut the fuck up, and women never chained themselves to the fences in city squares, stormed political buildings or committed acts of arson and violence in an effort to achieve suffrage.
My specialization is in the history of revolutionary movements, and let me tell you, folks – being nice and holding hands didn’t get shit done. Or sure, it was one tactic. But never the only tactic. I wish a nice circle jerk got shit done as much as the next person, but if it were so, history would look much, much different.
Change is messy. It’s angry. It’s uncomfortable. It’s full of angry people saying angry things, because they’ve been disrespected and forgotten again and again and again and again, and they’re tired of being fucking nice because it makes you uncomfortable if they act in any way that is not deferential or subservient to you and your worldview."
Part of the “Small Victories” collection.
For people living with a mental illness, an eating disorder, a disability, or chronic stress daily life can seem overwhelming and impossible. That’s why many therapists recommend that you celebrate the small victories in your life. Pat yourself on the back for the good things you do. Make a deal out of it. You are making a positive difference in your life, one small victory at a time.
Let these badges be a visual sign to you of your progress and of your accomplishments. Let them be a sign to you of how strong you are.
I believe in you.
They’re all on transparent backgrounds, so feel free to post them everywhere and anywhere you want.
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