5 Lessons I learned in Franchesca Ramsey’s Memoir – Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

1. Enjoy yourself the rest will follow

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Ramsey was working her a whole other job when she went viral. She was making videos for fun and not fighting to be an influencer, activist, or famous. Remember that your journey should be enjoyable.

2. Sometimes the conversation just isn’t worth it

Ramsey shares an awesome story about trying to sit down and reason with someone who was trolling her and how it all backfired. She left the situation more stressed and upset than she entered it.

3. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes

This one is a tad cliche but it is an important lesson especially coming from someone working in on the Internet. Franchesca learned this after meeting Lena Dunham in person after being a harsh critique via the Internet. Discourse is okay, being evil is not.

4. Your big break might be smaller opportunities and not one giant leap

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Most of us think of making it and living the dream as waking up as Beyonce one day. But Franchesca’s story reminded me that slow and steady can change your entire life.

5. We all need our own “Activist Lent”

Sometimes we need to say goodbye to things that cause us stress. Whether it be Game of Thrones like Franchesca or misogynistic hip hop, Kanye West, or anything else removing something that causes you emotional distress has to go even if it is just for a little while.

Have you read Well, That Escalated Quickly? Let me know in the comments and if not check it out on Amazon.

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