Patrisse Cullors

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Exhaustion Is Not an Option: BLM’s Patrisse Cullors on Grief and Activism

February 1, 2019. Vice. Criminalization of Black communities doesn’t stop — and neither should organizers. That’s what Patrisse Cullors learned early on, and how she leads her work. But burnout can happen, and requires gentle care to rekindle the fighter’s flame. She shares experiences about her drive to never stop working to meet goals of the cause, and why taking time for yourself, finding a balance between unending labor and self-care, is the key to effective activism.

 

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