Anonymous asked: I'm having a hard time trying to learn about and participate in feminism without being triggered. It's important to me and I want to do something positive with it, but sometimes the topics are just too triggering for me.
It’s important to be involved in causes you give a shit about, but not to the point of jeopardizing your own mental health. Overall, your emotional state is the most important. Take it slowly. Dip your toes in. Block tags that might trigger you. Specifically research the topics that are important to you and avoid all else at first. As soon as it triggers you, step away. Assess what happened, why you feel the way you do, and what you can do to change that reaction in the future. Speak about feminism with people who you know will respect you and not have shitty answers to your doubts and fears. View the positive angles the best you can. Talk about the great steps feminists have taken.
Always remember that you need to take care of yourself first.