You are not obligated to sacrifice your mental health for social justice
fighting for what is right is important, but if I fought every battle, and got into every argument, it would destroy me.
Someone recently got very upset at me because I refused to involve myself in callout culture because of my mental illnesses. As if as a non binary mentally ill latinx person it was my job to do so. And that is a heaping pile of bullshit. Calling out out things like bigotry, microaggressions, and other unsavory behavior every single time you encounter it online or in real life is EXHAUSTING. Some people are capable of it, heck, some people even enjoy it, but some people simply cannot. I have spent YEARS in therapy, years talking to other people, practicing mindfulness to improve my quality of life as someone with multiple mental illnesses. I am not capable of getting angry and obsessing over every problem I encounter or I will literally be digging my own grave, and folx it’s not worth it. It’s okay to put down your torch, it doesn’t make you weak, or less of a member of whatever oppressed group you happen to be part of. You are not obligated to destroy yourself for this.