Author: Gilbert Romero

Queer Latinx Activist Gilbert Romero on the Importance of Self-Care

Photo Credit: Diego Lozano Hey there beautiful, I hope you’re taking care of yourself. On January 20th, 2017, we entered into a new world with a level of fuckery and fascism not seen since the 1940s. If you’re a progressive activist or organizer like me, the world feels dark and uncertain. I was in Washington, D.C. the day after the election and the whole city felt like a surreal movie and everyone in offices (including myself) were either crying or had a zombie-like expression tattooed on their face the entire day. Mainly due to staying up late watching the election results pour in. I haven’t been organizing for all that long. Just throughout my college years and afterwards. However, if you know me, you know I’m a very passionate and intense person and this election has absolutely burnt me out because these issues were important to me even before my “professional” career. I won’t go into details, but I had a mental health crisis that required me to move back home and hit the reset …