Trav Mamone is a freelance writer and podcaster who focuses on the intersections of social justice and secular humanism. Their writing has appeared in such publications as Ravishly, Paste, Splice Today, The Establishment, and Everyday Feminism among others. They're the host of the Bi Any Means Podcast and the co-host of the Biskeptical Podcast. They're also a board member of the LGBTQ Humanist Alliance.
[Workshop] How to Avoid Activist Burnout
Being an activist of any kind is thrilling at first. You’re pumped full of energy fighting the good fight, and you’re encouraged when you see progress being made. Unfortunately, there comes a time in every activist’s life when it becomes too much. Quitting sounds like a nice idea, but there’s too much work left to do. So what’s the answer?
In this workshop, I will use my experiences to teach other activists how to avoid burnout. I’ll explain how perfectionism kills activism, how to unplug when things get too overwhelming, and how to pick battles.