Some things are not so fun.
Today I had a somewhat negative experience that reminded me why I tend to do activist work on the solo, and only feel comfortable working with groups on a very limited basis. I’m trying really hard to be responsible and gracious and somewhat mature about it. (The Justice card says to learn how to accept criticism, which I think is particularly relevant to this situation.) But Jesus Christ there are moments when I do NOT like people/have trouble not telling them to go to hell.
Struggling with gathering up notes and info for a future blog post on Esme Barrera’s murder is not doing anything to help my mood. Stories like hers don’t ever stop being upsetting, and in a counterintuitive way, I’m weirded out by how little I’ve heard about it lately. I guess there hasn’t been much news since the one suspect the Austin police had was found dead.
It’s not all bad though. I’m still feeling very happy and proud of all the zine work I did over the last couple weeks, and the support I’ve gotten from my friends and co-zinesters, and the time I got to spend with them last weekend. I’m excited for Women’s History month (yes, even though that’s pretty much every month for me). I’m getting ready for new projects in various initial stages. Fortunately bad moods and non-fun are generally temporary.