The importance of finding and defining community, and the coming together of like-minded people through ideas.
|co-operation = good!|
|oppressing your friends = not so good...|
We must maintain awareness that there is a dominant narrative, and question whose interest it serves to maintain the status quo and accept norms and existing power structures… And then, we must challenge these! For instance, through:
-> youth work
-> alternative education
-> group facilitation
-> the internet (non mainstream media)
-> independent film
-> things like SHAKE!
Check out Orla's poem
|combating gender marketing from a young age:|
'just for humans'
Finding ways to stay strong and remain positive. Annie Rockson shared with us a helpful tool from her new book for combatting stress:
Step one, work out the root of your stress:
1. Emotional (how you feel) - scared, sad, etc
2. Behavioural (how you behave) - addiction, procrastination, etc
3. Environmental (your surroundings) - family, work, friends, etc
4. Physical (bodily) - bad diet, poor posture, lack of exercise etc
Step two, work out why you feel like this:
1. What is the perceived stress?
Then, you must choose the course of action most suitable for the occasion:
Fight, or flight!
|(or find some other Shake!rs for a group hug…hugs are always good)|
And last, but most certainly not least, we must - unite, resist and stay resilient!