Animal liberation is not a spectator sport. We recognize that no matter how well-intentioned, petitions and pleas are not enough if we want to dismantle the industries that torture nonhumans for profit. Positive thoughts are a start, but we simply can't finger-cross our way to a better world. It's going to take strategic, persistent grassroots organizing on our part.
One of the most important aspects of effective activism, we've found, is a readiness to confront individual exploiters in a highly focused way. So whether you bring the message to their offices, country clubs, or front doors—don't be afraid to get personal! (Pictured is our beloved Betsy protesting Worldwide Primates founder Matt Block outside his girlfriend's home earlier this year.)
Let's be honest with ourselves, we live in a world where a variety of places don't feel safe to people who live in marginalized bodies. The gym, the beach, public pools, beaches, retail stores- these are all examples of places where people who exist in marginalized bodies feel uncomfortable. What can we do to change that? How can we be allies? I was inspired by a recent story from @chooselifewarrior to talk about how to be a good fat ally to discuss how to be a good ally to all marginalized bodies. There are so many ways in which we can be allies to people living in marginalized bodies, but for me I think it comes down to three main things.
1. Do your part to create safe spaces for all bodies. When you're at the gym/pool/beach/store and see a person in a marginalized body, engage them in conversation, be polite, try to make them feel comfortable.
2. Help foster security for all bodies. DO NOT BE A BYSTANDER TO MISTREATMENT. When you see someone mistreating a person existing in a marginalized body, say something. Do not remain silent. Stand up for the person.
3. Teach respect for all bodies. Engage in activism surrounding marginalized bodies. Share/like/comment on social media posts. Acknowledge and check your thin/able bodied privilege and do your part to break down barriers and stigma.
I think these things are so key when it comes to being an ally to people existing in marginalized bodies. We can all play a role in helping to make people feel more comfortable. Why shouldn't we make this world a place of comfort, respect and acceptance?
Working even when everything else seems to go against your plans, including electricity 😓 The Humanitarian Mission Team of R.E.S.T.O.R.E. in Ghana 🇧🇴 are still on their feet even when the lights are out! The dedication and passion of our team are truly inspiring 💙
#Watercolor version of the poster I made last year, based on the beautiful Maybelle and Eclipse at @thegentlebarn @gentlebarntn. 💙 I'm going consider the imperfections in this rendition "charming." Also my art page is @lindsayleigh1111. 💛
"THIS HAS TO STOP.
Think about your daily lives. How did you take your food to go last time you ate out? How was your last street food served? Chances are it was styrofoam and served with a plastic fork and then put in a plastic bag. Do you still use plastic garbage bags? Plastic soda bottles? Ziplock bags? Plastic wrap on your food?
Do you buy toilet paper that comes wrapped in plastic instead of paper? Do you put your fruit and veggies in produce bags at the grocery?
I challenge every person and every business to keep your trash for one week. Separate your organic and recyclables and keep everything else for one week. You will be disgusted how many single use items you use." @caroline power #repost @blueplanetsociety @5minutebeachcleanup #5minutebeachcleanup#microplastics#plasticpollution#oceanplastic#marinedebris#activism#environment#REFUSEplastic#styrofoam #
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145 Serious Olympic racers...
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But only one Iraqi American!!! Mais Abousy, we are so #inspired by your tireless efforts to boost awareness for @iraqichildren by completing the @ironmantri . We are so honored to have you part of our lives! .
Donate to Mais’ #crowdrise page (link in bio) to make a contribution to Iraqi Children Foundation. And watch out for number #1601 on the big day! .
Absolutely awful conditions these poor beings were in on their way to slaughter. Having to stand in the excrement of yourself and all your fellow beings while heading for a brutal death. This was with Guelph Cow Save outside of Cargill Meat Solutions this past Monday. 💔🐮 The largest Halal slaughterhouse in Canada.
Stop contributing to this, go vegan. ✌🏻🐄💙🌱
Member repost 😂 Guess that’s one way to #GetInspired : “Honestly there are few things out there that make me want to lose my sh*t more than finding one of these orange slips on my car window. I swear Boston bought the ticket paper on sale and now has to get rid of it all. But...for the first time...paying the ticket sucked slightly less because I knew I was actually helping kids in need at the same time. Weird feeling... but makes even the worst things feel a bit better!”
ORUGH ORUGH ORUGH P CAN V GAN ACTIVIST HERE . THANKS VERYC MUCH TO @ AND @ FOR H LPING ME AT THIS STALL SUUSEX ANIMAL SAVR AT THE VAGAM FAIR THIS WEEK END . WITHOUT EACH OTHER SYPPORT WE CAN NOT DOCIT ALL OURSELF . WHY LOVE ONE AND BITE OTHER . PRCAN # TOGETHER WE MUST
Our WCW, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer who has shared stories such as “Half a Yellow Sun,” “Americanah,” and “We Should All Be Feminists.” Her writing is warm and funny and transfixing and she pulls no punches with regard to race, class, gender, and the heart-tearing struggle for belonging in a fractured world. Check out her novels and Ted Talks, let us know what you think! #wcw#highlightingboldwomen
Throwback to this amazing burger from @cornbreadcafe in Eugene, Oregon! & Speaking of Oregon, I am about to leave right now for Portland! Any places I should eat/check out while I'm there?✨🌱 🍔Also, if you want more information on this sandwich it was the The Eugenewhich. Southern fried tofu patty, daiya cheddar, carrot bacon, haystack onions, lettuce, tomato, smoky sauce on a grilled bun, it was on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives!! #cornbreadcafe#guyfieri
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Today starts Fall Break for all of our little dreamers in our LIFE After School Program!
Fall is one of our favorites times at the Tulsa Dream Center 🍁🍂 REMINDER: our Fall Carnival is only 10 short days away!
We can't wait for you to join the fun!