Individuals that are on the forefronts of changing the Systems of Oppression all around us are asked to do a lot. Everyday, we are asked to justify our oppression, the existence of these systems, to convince everyone of their existence, and to dismantle them, all on our own, or with those that we have enlightened to seeing these systems.
These demands are unfair, especially considering that because we live in a White Supremacist, Patriarchal, Imperialistic, and Classist Society, many of us are not taken seriously, and are asked to prove ourselves over and over again.
But just because society demands something, does not mean we should give into its demands, we are fighting systems of oppression after all.
Today, I had the pleasure of talking to some Graphic Design students from Westfield State University. Here's one of the main things that came up:
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Ahmad Abojaradeh is the Co-Founder of Muslim Community Link, An Engineer, a world traveler, a Peer Support Specialist, a Novelist and the founder and editor of Life in My Days. He hopes to spread awareness of living a life of wellness through his writing, workshops and speaker events. Follow Ahmad on twitter, instagram or facebook.