Activists of Color

Guide to Managing Burnout

Activists of color experience different kinds of burden when doing activist work around racial and ethnic identity. Burnout is common across all forms of activism.

However, for People of Color fighting for racial justice and challenging systems of oppression they face in their daily lives, the emotional and physical costs can be especially high!

Activists of color doing this work also face a greater risk of alienation by White activists and being seen as a "token" representative of their racial/ethnic group.

There's a cost to doing activism that is personally relevant. It's real.

These costs often lead to burnout, which hurts your well-being and effectiveness in activist work.