There was a time when I was out at every march, every protest. I stayed out in the early morning hours educating people about HIV/AIDS. I knocked on doors to talk to people about protecting the environment. I collected food for the homeless on Martin Luther King's birthday. I loved it and glad that I could contribute in any way I could.
I'm still up for a good protest, but I'm a little older. I have to choose what my stamina allows. That's why when I was asked to be a reader for the live Mueller Report in West Hollywood, I said YES.
It was a great form of activism, yet I wasn't utterly exhausted afterward. As I age, I I need to balance my passion for doing good work and self-care.