I'm starting to see Blue Heart gifs everywhere. i think this is my favorite: https://tenor.com/view/heartonfire-blueheart-gif-11948513
I think symbolism is important. I don't wear t-shirts with slogans. I don't wear buttons or caps with initials on them. But my politics are pretty simple and pretty straightforward. I'm for kindness. I'm for inclusivity. i read banned books. I watch more than one news station.
But wearing our (blue) hearts on our sleeve isn't enough. There is so such going wrong--everything, everywhere, and all at once--that it's really easy to be overwhelmed. And it's not like you can hit pause on your life and devote yourself full time to solving problems. But there are things you can do.the suggestions from the ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom.
BE AN ALLY
Support LGBTQ rights.
Support social justice for all Americans. Southern Poverty Law Center.
Advocate for gun sense.
The Brady Foundation (Take Acton, Not Sides)
One Aim (Illinois)
There's a lot going on right now.
Read everything you can.