It's Slowing Down
It’s past the halfway point of June, when things start to slow back down in terms of Pride posts and celebrations and think pieces and advertisements and when the momentum trickles away.
And it’s not a “bad” thing per se, but it is a Thing I have noticed. But it’s like that with every month, every movement. We live in cycles within cycles within cycles. So it’s to be expected. We cannot keep going all the time. We would burn the fuck out.
I think it just feels particularly hard this year as absurdly high amounts of anti-trans and anti-queer legislation continues to get passed or put on the table to get passes. I wish I would have saved the link that showed the bills here in the US, but honestly, it made me sick to my stomach.
So I guess what I want to say today, is that it’s okay if it gets a bit quieter, if it slows down…as long as it keeps coming back, as long as allies keep up year ‘round, not just in June.