So timely! Everyday Actions: What does an ally do?

By | September 9, 2008

Everyday Actions: What does an ally do?
100-400 words
Deadline: September 20, 2008

Everyday Actions is looking for anecdotes about alliances. Momentary or lasting, who has supported you? How do we show up, for ourselves and for each other? I want to hear about a time you felt supported in a way that surprised you. Or the one about how you tried to show up for someone else and you don’t know if it worked. The kid who did a report on homophobia in your high school English class. The able-bodied friend who challenges his own use of the word “lame.” The mixed-race friend who encourages you to know your own full self. How do we confront and/or use our privileges and insights as allies to each other? How do we give love and support to ourselves? How do we bridge divisions, especially those held in place with oppression? How do allies create change?

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Everyday Actions is a regular section in Make/Shift, a feminist magazine committed to queer, anti-racist and international perspectives (

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