As a community organizer, I spend a lot of time talking about and working towards social justice. It is a seemingly mystical future that fellow organizers and myself are tangibly fighting for. In the midst of being burnt out, misrepresented by media and under constant surveillance by police, we are regular young adults dealing with young adult ish, including dysfunctional and toxic relationships.
Those who fight for social justice undoubtedly believe in everyone having access to basic human rights. I believe emotional justice – a commitment to the people we struggle with and say we care about– is the glue that can sustain our future liberation.