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brown: Love as Political Resistance | Bitch Media

Audre Lorde taught us that caring for ourselves is “not self-indulgence, it is an act of political resistance,” and although we know how to meme and tweet those words, living into them is harder. We have a deeper socialization to overcome, one that tells us that most of us don’t matter—our health, our votes, our work, our safety, our families, our lives don’t matter—not as much as those of white men. We need to learn how to practice love such that care—for ourselves and others—is understood as political resistance and cultivating resilience…”