Why Focus on So Many Issues? Inside N.A.H. Part 5

Recently, I published a note about 12 different questions I was asked about my use of Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian as it relates to combining Social Work and social media.

I then asked you to think of your own responses to those questions as they relate to you. I hope you’ll share them with me after you’ve given them some thought.

In the coming days I’ll attempt to respond to those questions through a series I’m calling “Inside N.A.H.” This is the fifth post of that series.

Question 5: Why do you cover many issues on your blog, instead of focussing on just one?

For me, the answer to this question is easy to find, but I think Audre Lorde said it better:

“I cannot afford the luxury of fighting one form of oppression only. I cannot afford to believe that freedom from intolerance is the right of only one particular group.  And I cannot afford to choose between the fronts upon which I must battle these forces of discrimination…“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we don’t live single-issue lives.”

Do you blog about topics that are of interest to you? Who are you writing for, and why?


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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