Sabbatical reflections by Alexandra Garita
I started my sabbatical reading “Rest is Resistance” by Tricia Hersey. This book gave me permission to truly tune out, let go, and replenish. I had not realized how tired I had become in twenty years of fighting for human rights, bodily autonomy, and gender justice without stopping. First as an activist within movements, starting and belonging to different collectives, working in organizations, coordinating networks, and contributing to boards. I was always writing, reading, thinking, organizing- constantly. Not to mention caretaking, mothering, friending, cooking, cleaning, and multitasking. Doing, doing, and more doing. All the time.