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The Young Feminists for Climate Justice network is preparing "Rooted in Care, Sustaining Movements", a second collection of stories focusing on self and collective care. Young feminists, climate and environmental justice activists, communities, organisations, and individuals are facing increasing threats and risks when confronting oppressive structures of power like extractive corporations, corruption in government, or different forms of armed groups in our lands and territories. Online harassment, surveillance, and the facilitation of user data by online spaces increases the hostility of resisting. In this way, the stress of organising, plus working and living a regular life, leads in many cases to burnout, trauma, exhaustion, and activists leaving movements altogether. With this initiative, we want to explore anecdotes, stories, needs, and demands that talk about caring for ourselves, or the need of doing so. If you have a personal story to share, or know of groups, collectives, organizations or other young feminists, young women and trans* youth-led climate and environmental justice groups with similar experiences, please consider submitting a story to the project!

Your submission will go through an editing process by the organising team, and then published in our website. Depending on length and format, your submissions can be included in the printed and illustrated zine-style version of the project.

Suggestions of story formats (you choose what's most relevant to you, or take it in the direction you wish!):
Text submissions can be between 500-800 words.

- Anecdote: Tell us about how and why you as a young feminists in the climate and environmental movement practice self and collective care.
- Story of your path: Share how you realized the importance of integrating self and collective care in your feminists and environmentalist activism. What challenges have you encountered and how have you faced them?
- Perspective: What is holistic care for you? What do we mean by self and collective care at a physical and digital level? What are the obstacles to these practices? How are these practices helping or hindering our movement?
- Demands: Do we need to think about self and collective care at all in our activism? What are your priorities, as a young feminist/young woman for climate/environmental justice? What do you think is needed for our intersectional movement to be stronger and healthier?
- Be creative: Share poetry, non-narrative writing, visual art, videos or other creative expressions based on the experiences and perspectives.

Deadline to submit this form for inclusion in print publication: Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Deadline to submit this form for inclusion in online platform: Sunday, December 14th, 2018

If your submission is chosen to be included in the print publication, we can offer $50USD as a remuneration.

Questions? Write to:

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Upload your story, reflections, anecdotes, and perspectives of a young feminists dealing with the themes of self and collective care, both in the digital and physical world. If your submission is written text, it must be between 500-800 - please upload it as a docx. so that we can easily edit it. You story can also be uploaded in a video or audio file.
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