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12 Ways You Can Fight Back Against All This Oppressive Crap In 2017

You're powerful, and you're not alone.

1. Start an LGBTQ alliance at your school or team up with other clubs to make serious change.

2. Learn more about our prison system and how it disproportionately targets vulnerable communities.

This is how we fight back—by celebrating trans power and resilience. Share, and shift culture with us. #TDOR… https://t.co/UtdPwciPm9

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The Transgender Gender-Variant Justice Project fights for trans liberation and prison abolition. Contact them (or an organization like theirs) to see how you can get involved!

3. Contact your local abortion fund and find out what they need.

4. Take steps to love your body and express support of bodies that aren't like yours.

5. Take a webinar or online organizing class.

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For instance, Girls for Gender Equity has a webinar that can teach you how to start a Young Women’s Advisory Council in your area. You can help make change by putting pressure on local government, media, and philanthropy to better reflect your experiences.

6. Work to improve sex ed in your area.

advocatesforyouth.org

Better sex education means being able to make better-informed choices about what’s right for you. Advocates for Youth can help. Text "SexEducation" to 877877 for more info.

7. Join up with local chapters of national organizations to get involved on a community level.

Stay involved after the @womensmarch. Join us on 1/21 to continue building the mvmt for women's rights… https://t.co/ohho2pZE04

Most national organizations have local branches that are working on issues that are relevant in your community. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, for instance, can keep you informed about national initiatives as well as initiatives in your state.

8. Stand in solidarity with communities that are being targeted.

9. Put pressure on local governments to make their cities "sanctuary cities" for immigrants and refugees.

10. March and protest.

We send a bold message to our new govt on their 1st day. Women's rights are human rights. @womensmarch @krcla… https://t.co/lk9lQniakL

Now that the Women's March has rocked the world, the organizers are hosting 10 Actions in 100 Days. And there will be more protests to come — keep your eye on your favorite orgs so you know what they're planning. If you don't have a march buddy (or even if you do), you can march in solidarity with an advocacy group, such as the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium.

11. Join the fight for reproductive justice and share what it means to you.

12. Be open about and proud of the work you're doing to create change.

Join Planned Parenthood on Jan. 22 for #IDEFY Live! Go loud. Go strong. Defy for the future you want.