9 Books To Renew Your Activism If You're Feeling Hopeless About The News

The news is . . . not good, folks. If you've got activism burnout, honey, I feel you. That's why I've put together this short list of nine books that will renew your activism if the news cycle has you down.

You can't scroll Facebook or Twitter without seeing the disbelief and disdain hurled at victims of sexual assault and harassment, and calls for curtailing the bodily autonomy of people with uteruses. That's not to mention the unrelenting denigration and discrimination against the LGTBQIAP+ community, immigrants, people of color, the disabled, members of religious minorities, the poor, the homeless, and anyone else who isn't a wealthy, white, able-bodied, cisgender, heterosexual, American man.

So yeah, you're tired. I'm tired. Everyone is tired, and for good reasons. But we have an obligation to keep fighting, even though there's nothing any of us would like more than to just run away to our hidey holes and wait for all of this to blow over. You and I both know we can't afford to do that.

So take a break, and take a few deep breaths. Pick out one of the books on the list below, and use it to recharge your activist batteries. Then get back out there and keep fighting.