Hiding in the bathroom and counting down the hours until you get to go home from any place you find yourself in is not something most activists do. But that’s only because we are focused on extroverted activists, not on the introverted ones.
Being an introverted activist can seem like an impossible thing, especially, when you first start thinking of using your voice for spreading awareness about something that you are passionate about.
So even if you are not a vegan, and you just randomly ended up on this page, you will be able to get a few tips from this post that you can use to spread awareness about your own cause that you are passionate about.
The most important thing for you to remember before you decide to do anything is that you don’t need to force yourself out of your comfort zone – even if that helps and we should all try doing it sometimes – and do something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
We have the Internet now. We are able to inspire, motivate, uplift and CHANGE things, and people, while sitting behind a computer, wearing something unflattering, listening to Rita Ora’s Anywhere on repeat and eating mangos (which is exactly what I am doing 50% of the time when I am writing).
So here are a few tips that will help you being an introverted activist that is actually making a difference:
- Do things that you are really good at. It would be great if we would all be extroverted and super social so that we could give motivational speeches to masses of people, but some of us just aren’t made for this. I am pretty good at writing, or at least I think I am better than average, so I do that and I enjoy doing it. Find what you love and what makes you happy, and marry it with activism. The results will be fantastic because we are better activists when we are actually in love with what we do.
- Use social media for spreading your experience with veganism and why you believe people should try it. Again, coming from my own experience, I write about my journey and on social media, I share my tips and photos of what I eat and what I buy. People like real people so be YOURSELF. If you want, you can follow me on Instagram and join me on my journey. I post daily.
- Challenge yourself and go out of your comfort zone. I know this is not what I said at the beginning of this post but we all need to go a little, just a teeny-tiny, bit further than we want to. I went a little bit further when I interviewed Gemma Davis from The Compassionate Road and when I interviewed vegan beauty Instagrammers. I haven’t heard back from at least 15 people that I wanted to interview but I got a few people and those beautiful vegans were open for collaboration.
Look, being an introverted activist is a challenge. It makes the whole thing very overwhelming at times.
You watch James Aspey travel around the globe and deliver speeches and you want to be there. You know you could be changing people’s minds at a high rate if you would be more extroverted, but you are not.
If you want actual ideas on what to do as an introverted animal rights activist, here is a post that I wrote a while ago and it contains a few ideas that are perfect for you.
Let me know in the comment section what do you like to do as an introverted activist and if you had any issues with admitting to yourself, and perhaps even to others, that you are simply not able to do things that are usually associated with activism.
p.s. – Just a quick reminder that you need to take care of yourself first, to be able to take care of others, so please drink enough water, get rest and avoid highly processed foods.