Stop trying. Focus on building relationships with people who care about making this world better. Don’t waste all the valuable energy you offer, because I know first hand there isn’t enough to battle the bigots all the time AND still have the energy to create anew. Those of us who want a better future will build it, the rest will get left isolated, behind, and forced to see the world of today’s status quo dismantled as a new one rises, or they will whither and die.
I lived in an incredibly conservative household too. I felt caged. When I left I promised myself I would no longer hold my tongue or the force of my passion. Essentially I have walked away from blood to find and build family in my comrades. This is a difficult journey to be on, you will need support. Do your best to build it now, and leave when you can.
asked by Anonymous