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Overcoming Burnout

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A guide on how to prepare for, handle, and overcome burnout. Written by Nicole Rose.


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Organising with others for human, animal and earth liberation can be one of the most empowering experiences alive. Yet frontline resistance comes with risks to our physical and emotional health that can lead many people to burn out and abandon social movements altogether. This book is about overcoming burnout, linking the author’s journey of recovery with wider systemic forces such as classism, sexism and power dynamics in groups, poverty, chronic illness and ableism, as well as grief and trauma from prison and state repression. It is a call for models of mutual aid and collective care. Simultaneously deeply personal and acutely political, for anyone involved in grassroots organising, it is a must read.

Book details:
Author: Nicole Rose
Publisher: Active Distribution Publishing
Published: 2019
Printed: in Croatia
ISBN: 978-1-909798-69-4
Pages: 140 pages
Cover and logo illustrations: Shindy Design


“For communities resisting oppression, burnout is ever-present. Nicole’s incredibly important writing calls on us to create a cultural shift, to do the work needed to understand burnout better and to show up for those in our communities most affected by oppression.” – Otter Lieffe, author and founder of Trans Feminism International

Weight 198 g
Dimensions 21 × 14.7 × 1.3 cm