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Social justice for the sensitive soul : how to change the world in quiet ways

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun (Author)
"Social justice work, we often assume, is raised voices and raised fists. It requires leading, advocating, fighting, and organizing wherever it takes place--in the streets, slums, villages, inner cities, halls of political power, and more. But what does social justice work look like for those of us who don't feel comfortable battling in the trenches? Sensitive souls--including those who consider themselves highly emotional, empathic, or introverted--have much to contribute to bringing about a more just and equitable world. Such individuals are wise, thoughtful, and conscientious; they feel more deeply and see things that others don't. We need their contributions. Yet, sustaining justice work can be particularly challenging for the sensitive, and it requires a deep level of self-awareness, intentionality, and care"--
Print Book, English, 2023
Broadleaf Books, Minneapolis, MN, 2023
Self-help publications
viii, 227 pages ; 22 cm
9781506483436, 1506483437
Part I: The sensitive soul. The gifts and limitations of sensitivity
Why the world needs you
Shedding the activist ideal
The resilient sensitive
The value of nonsensitive collaborators
Part II: Considerations and questions. Pursuing activism as you are
What : discovering purpose without being confined by it
Who : sources of great strength or great harm
When : the long arc of justice in our own lives
Where : the places and spaces that help us thrive
Part III: Pathways and possibilities. Your imagination unleashed
Record keepers
The integrity of you
Appendix: Your uniquely sensitive self