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If You Want to Help Others, You Must Learn to Say ‘No’

To be there for other people, we can’t abdicate our agency

My work as an activist and advocate sits at the intersection of race, gender, and class, with a particular focus on family and community. But I can’t show up for others to do this work unless I take care of myself.



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Mia Birdsong

Writer, activist. I wrote a book: How We Show Up (Hachette, June 2020)