The Emotional Labor Union
Our voices are power.

Commentary

The ELU is a safe space and a platform to talk about your experiences. Devoting time to critical thinking and interaction empowers us to sharpen our speaking skills and define the source of our feelings as well as reminds us we have voices that deserve to be heard.

Voices as Power

Posts tagged commodification of feminist
Confession: I Compromised My Feminist Values

Feeling the pressure to come up with a gift guide right before Black Friday since “everyone else is doing it” and it was an opportunity to earn a little extra money from affiliate links. Trust me, I had good intentions when I created the feminist gift guide, but I got hella lost on WHY I created it and, more important, what it reflected of my personal and professional brand.

Read More
Selling feminism: March's discussion event recap

While preparing for this discussion I was laser focused on what it is the ELU is trying to do. Are we trying to commodify a movement? Are we no better than the commercials and ads we see on TV? I want the ELU to give me and the women involved a purpose - the change we want to be in the world - not just a means to a monetary end.

Read More