“Because being you is the most powerful kind of resistance of all.” – Rebecca Roanhorse, from Thoughts On Resistance

how i resist

HOW I RESIST: ACTIVISM AND HOPE FOR A NEW GENERATION 

EDITED BY MAUREEN JOHNSON

REVIEW BY: IVY

 

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation is creative and powerful, chock full of wisdom from visionaries all across the country. Not only do these stories, interviews, poems, comics, and songs inspire you to resist, they tell you how, with instructions on calling your representative, making something for a march, or becoming active on social media.

I’m throwing around the term resist because, in this book, it really is that fluid. Sure, most/all of the authors discuss fighting for more “liberal” topics, but they generally encourage you to argue for what you believe in and stand against what hurts you.

“On the most basic level, resistance means not accepting things the way they are,” editor Maureen Johnson says in her intro. “It means asking questions about how things get done, about how society, laws, and cultural norms have come to be.”

I don’t have much more to say since I’m blown away by the amazingness of the book and all its contributors. Every teen living in this generation, and frankly, every person living in this time who wants to make a change should read How I Resist.