Kumi Care #3
Self-care and community-care are ket aspects of any truly successful campaign, movement, or activism! That is why this week we are engaging in Kumi Care: an opportunity to care out space to rest and re-energize before diving back into the Kumi Now initiative. Out hope for Kumi Care is that by setting aside weeks free from new information, challenges, or calls to action, each of our activists around the world can take time for much needed self-care. This key ingredient to any successful activism helps individuals and communities to re-engage in the cause and to ensure our roles in the movement are sustainable.
We hope to be physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for long-term activism! This Kumi Care week, we are focussing on EMOTIONAL self-care. This means we want to spend time accepting, instead of trying to control, how we feel. You know yourself best! Ask your body what you need in order to care for yourself emotionally. Try to set aside time to check-in with yourself and see how you are truly feeling about events happening in your personal life, local community, and global community. Attempt to name your emotions through meditation, silence, poetry, art, dance, conversation, or whatever best helps you to express yourself!
If your Kumi Community is displaying signs of unhealthy conflict, attitudes, or leadership, we encourage you to remove yourself and join a different Kumi Community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for help in removing oneself from unhealthy environments or in reporting inappropriate conduct.
Kumi Care Resources
There are many resources for self-care online. If you have helpful tips for self- care, or a favourite way you care for yourself, contact us at email@example.com to share your resources with other Kumi activists!