As an introvert who is prone to anxiety, most forms of traditional activism are uncomfortable, stressful, and sometimes terrifying. However, introverts are passionate people and crucial components of a social change ecosystem, and there is a lot we can do besides marching on the streets or participating in more intense and visible forms of direct action.
Increasingly, I do feel compelled to literally raise my voice and challenge myself to do things outside my comfort zone. In the coming weeks and months, I will explore that journey, as well as chronicle various forms of activism for introverts. If you’re an introvert too, I would love to hear your stories and strategies for fighting for what you believe in, and performing quieter or less obvious forms of activism.
A list of my blog posts on Activism for Introverts. Like me, this page is a work in progress–more posts coming soon!
- Help the Library of Congress Transcribe Suffragist Letters & Diaries
- Craftivism is the Perfect Form of Activism for Arty Introverts
Related Reading & Listening
- 5 R’s of Activism for Introverts
- 10 Ways Introverts Can Be Activists
- Activism Needs Introverts, a TED Talk with Sarah Corbett
- How to Find Justice in a Pause, Quiet Revolution.
- Introverts as Activists, Invisible Voices
- Underestimated Podcast, a project from the mind of a dedicated, nerdy, absurd introvert (their words not mine!)