• Giving Back: Holiday Edition

    The holidays are a time to relax, spend time with family and friends, give thanks, share gratitude, and celebrate. But one of my favorite parts of the holidays is that it a time to give back. I used to go to a school where we were always told to...
  • #GivingTuesday

    For our readers who aren’t aware, December 3, 2013 is GivingTuesday. What is GivingTuesday? Let’s take a look at what the official statement says: #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday...
  • Intersectionality and Building Coalitions: The Quick and Dirty

    By Mehera “Gay is the new black.” “Gay rights is the next civil rights struggle.” I hear phrases like that a lot. And it’s really upsetting. Calling the queer rights movement the “new” black or civil rights struggle completely erases the fact that racism still exists—you can’t have a...
  • An Introvert’s Guide to Being Politically Active: Protests

    By Jamie Welcome to the big finale installment of the introvert’s guide to activism! Today we take on the big one: Protests. If you ease yourself into it, protests for (most) shy folk are not all that hard to participate in. Today I’m going to try to help you...
  • An Introvert’s Guide to Being Politically Active: Talking

    By Jamie Today’s installment of introverted activism is a bit of a continuation from last week’s, in that we’re going to talk about, well, talking. Lightly bringing up whatever it is you’re interested in in a conversation not only turns you into the go-to person for that subject, but...
  • The People Behind the Computers: Social Media Activism

    By Trie As a child of a Vietnam War protesting, politico-mother, I grew up with a deep awareness of activism and participation and how it works. As a friend to many very active, politically-oriented, traditional activists, I knew about and participated in marches and protests and the self-education that...
  • ‘A Place at the Table’: Commentary on Hunger in the United States

    By Angie Nicole The documentary A Place at the Table took a critical look at hunger in the United States. The documentary followed the life of a fifth grader, two single mothers, a second grade teacher, a rancher/janitor, and a police officer. The documentary weaved together personal stories with...
  • An Introvert’s Guide to Being Politically Active: Animal Rights

    By Jamie Since I’m really enjoying writing the introvert’s activist guide, and because this week is when I get to rant about animal rights, today we’re gonna talk about the little things that anyone can do to help reduce animal cruelty. Now some people don’t really see animal rights...
  • Living Activism

    By Sierra Angel As The Rainbow Hub kicks off its “Giving Back, Getting Involved” campaign I would like to take a moment to talk about something I call “Living Activism”. If you are a regular reader of my articles here, you will already know that I am an activist...