Specific things I have in mind;
- advocating for (better) universal healthcare. I’m canadian and we have universal health care. But, it doesn’t cover everything. So i want to push to expand it to include pharmacare, mental health care, dental care and such. You shouldn’t have to have a good job, or be married to someone with a good job to get these things.
- Building mutual aid groups. For example, in my town, there’s a group called the Queer Spoon Share. It’s a mutual aid group where people ask for advice, ride, help cleaning or getting groceries, or any other thing.
- Supporting your friends.
- Supporting your community. In my mind, walking your neighbours dog could be counted as aro activism. Beause people are being supported outside of an amatonormative relationship.
- Programs that help prevent the isolation of seniors. Being old and single can really make it easy to be isolated.
- Tool sharing groups. if you lived with a partner, you’d share the drill between the two of you. But, hey, you’re not drilling all the time. So, why not share it with other people. (My town has a tool library where you can rent tools for $1/day)
- Pantry sharing. Buying a lot of basics for just one person can be expensive. and it’s cheaper to buy in bulk. So consider setting up a share pantry in your apartment.
- and so many more things
I know this is a lot of stuff. Building a world where people can be supported outside of amatonormative relationships is a big goal. But little things count towards this all the time.
@sunflower_avenue that queer spoon share sounds amazing, I wish we had something like that where I live
@hamsterpower it's wonderful! it's a facebook group that was actually started by my therapist. it gives me so so much hope
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