I don’t care what color your bra is.
And yet these meme‘s make their way through social media sites over and over again as if they made a lick of difference. “You just have to do this, it’ll raise awareness about ____.”
Don’t kid yourself. Changing your avatar or posting a one word Facebook profile status update isn’t changing the world or raising awareness. It’s just clutter.
Passive activism never works.
You want to change things? You want to be an activist?
Activism is by nature… active.
Speak out. Act out. Write out. Video out. Stand out. Get out. Stand out. Jump out.
There is a whole world full of worthy causes to activate people about. And God may be calling you to be that voice for that cause. So do it.
But don’t fall into the trap of passive activism. Be bold, loud, proud, a pain in the neck, a thorn in their flesh, a force to be reckoned with. Stick it to the man. Get kicked out of school. Live in a tree. Whatever it takes.
Just don’t ask people to change their avatar. Ask them to give money. Go to the place you are trying to make a difference and make a video to activate resources and your friends. Ask them to join you actively in a movement.