Gifts for the activist-minded

Erica Thompson
“I Am Not Your Negro” DVD ($17.99)

Even the most outward-looking can’t forget self care

“I Am Not Your Negro” DVD ($17.99)

Essential viewing for gaining more clarity into race relations in America, through the eyes of the brilliant, late writer James Baldwin. With narration by actor Samuel L. Jackson, this Oscar-nominated documentary will leave an imprint on you for weeks after watching.

“We Were Eight Years in Power” ($16.80)

Many depend onThe Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates for making sense of our current political climate. In his newest collection of essays, the writer examines the impact of the Obama era by revisiting each year of the former President’s administration.

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” bracelet ($31.50)

“Nevertheless, she persisted,” was a phrase made famous by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s objections to the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. It has since become a representation of resistance for women who refuse to be silenced or stopped in pursuit of justice and equality. Bracelet handmade by Tatum Bradley & Co.

Balanced Yoga gift card (price varies)

#SelfCare isn’t just a trendy topic; it’s a necessary practice, especially for activists who are often contending with the darkest parts of society. Encourage the fighter in your life to take a break to breathe.

Balanced Yoga Studios

3520 N. High St., Clintonville


Stainless steel 14-oz tumbler ($15.95)

Chances are the activist in your life also has a full-time job, a demanding school schedule and/or a family that requires their attention. So they are likely staying caffeinated. Gifting them with a cute tumbler would be a small but appreciated gesture.

Crimson Cup Coffee

Multiple locations