A goal I think aro activism should focus on is building and supporting systems of community care.
I think an important part of aro activism should be creating space for the possibility of never having a romantic partner. But, that means more than just being single, it also means making sure people can survive and thrive while single.
Our amatonormative world expects a lot of the support we need as people to come from our romantic partner. But, if you don’t have one, does that mean you just shouldn’t get the support?
- 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.
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