It's All About the Benjamins Baby
I've been thinking about how to amplify mutual aid requests on my Instagram account (@trustmeimasocialworker) for a while. If you are unaware, IG severely limits reach when posting mutual aid requests. For VOCAL (pun totally not intended but clap for me anyway) accounts like mine who are shadow banned every other week, IG limits our reach. Reach for all the things I want to amplify including my #pulluporshutupdonoharm campaign against medical racism. Recently I decided not to try to "trick" the algorithm anymore, I'm over it. Going forward I will share mutual aid requests to my stories and save them to my highlights labeled "mutual aid". Currently I'm in Mexico with no cell phone, so when I get one I'll update the highlights and you'll have a one stop shop/resource to visit.
How to Actually Relax
Modern day wellness culture has marketed relaxation as a destination when actually…it’s a feeling. “Relaxed” isn’t a solid state of being, it fluctuates. That said, who doesn’t want to feel more relaxed, more frequently? Below are some tools to help you interact with your body if you’d like to reduce symptoms of stress and increase relaxation.