In honor of Women’s History Month, LJIST is celebrating girls and young women who are clear about their significance to transform the world. We all came into the world this way, but adultism (the systemic and institutionalized mistreatment of young people) separates us from ourselves and from others, leaving us feeling inferior, discouraged, hopeless, helpless, and powerless. Internalized adultism causes us to act on messages of inferiority and superiority toward other human beings, perpetuating the cycle of oppression.
Recognizing that we were hurt and committing to heal from these internalized messages will transform our leadership as we work to end oppression and build a just world. When we heal from internalized adultism, we reclaim our clear, effective thinking in standing up against injustice.
Learn More About Adultism
We are currently offering multiple ways to learn more about adultism and committing to heal from it. Please join us for any of the following offerings:
The final session of our Healing Together Winter Series on Adultism: The Training Ground for All Other Oppression, Part III: Committing to Heal from Internalized Adultism is on March 24, 2021, and we hope you’ll join us. Healing Together Gatherings are our monthly dana offering, our gift to you.
The Unstoppable Women Series
This series is not a comprehensive list, but we hope you’ll do some research on the individuals that intrigue you – each has a rich story and body of work.
See the series on our Instagram feed.