What is your relationship with the word “activist”? Are you an activist? Do you like, or dislike the word?
I admit to being an activist, nowadays. I have denied it at various times in the past. I think I just don’t like the expectations, you know? There are a lot of people who will say that an activist is more than someone who just shares social justice memes on the internet–that’s just slacktivism. As for me, I don’t even share social justice memes on the internet, because I don’t like memes. Nor do I participate in protests, or call my representatives or whatever it is activists are supposed to be doing. I don’t think I really have it in me to do that sort of thing.