“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”- Andy Warhol
These are a few ways that you can fight inequity and other evils in your daily life. It’s just a start, and is by no means a comprehensive list. We’re always open to suggestions!
Boycotting is generally an effective strategy on the personal level, unless its done in an organized campaign. Boycotting is simple: don’t financially support anything that spreads a message you disapprove of.
Examples of things you might enjoy boycotting:
- DC Comics
- Secret brand deodorant
- Frank Miller
- Vampire Cheerleaders
- The Sacred Blacksmith
- Syfy’s Being Human
- Suicide Squad
Start your own blog.
If you’re like us, you’re probably at least a part-time flaming skull of justice. This means you have a social conscience and need an outlet that other people will see. Blogging can be challenging at times, particularly while you’re starting out. You’ve got to be consistent about updating, creating new and thoughtful content, and be willing to keep posting even when you aren’t getting a lot of views. But try to network and stay persistent, and the views (and comments) will increase and motivate you to keep fighting the good fight.
Never shut up.
The dumbness of people around you can be overwhelming sometimes. As discouraging as the rest of society often is, you can’t allow yourself to be silenced by your own frustration. Things aren’t going to change unless people like us keep talking.
Get involved in industries of interest.
If you’re mad about the comics industry, write your own comics that are comics the way you want them to be. If you’re dissatisfied with fantasy, write your own novels, make your own art. The revolution begins from the inside.
Be true to your heart.