Become a Patron for Yopp!

Yopp finally has a Patreon! You can now show your support for this blog directly by signing up to be a patron and giving monthly contributions, starting at just $1! There will be fun rewards like access to excerpts from the cringeworthy fiction that I wrote in high school, the opportunity to have me answer one social justice related question a month, a 1-Hour live Q&A, and if you’re really generous, I’ll interview you remotely …Read More

Announcement: Call for Submissions!

Want to have your writing published on this blog? Yopp! Is now accepting pitches and submissions for publication! You may have noticed that my publication rate has decreased somewhat in the last six months, which is due to a combination of physical and mental health issues. Writing has been disproportionately affected by these issues and it’s clear I need to take a break from forcing myself to make that happen so that I can be …Read More

Repost: A Guide to Practicing Paper Book Elitism

New blog posts will hopefully be coming your way very soon, but in the meantime, here’s another revamped blog post, originally published a year ago under the title, “Stop Sharing This Graphic for Book Lovers.” It critiques a regularly shared meme as not only false but also pushing some misguided and harmful views about physical books vs. any other form of reading. The post has been updated but you can still read it at the …Read More

Repost: When You Want to Fight in the Resistance But You’re Not an SJW

In the coming weeks, I’m going to be taking some time off writing; however, I don’t want to stop providing you folks with content so this week, I’m featuring a revamped version of a blog post I wrote just over a year ago. Originally titled, “We Need More Healers,” this post is about one of four commonly cited social justice activist roles and why this under-appreciated job is so important. The post has been updated …Read More

Yopp’s 6 Most Shared Articles

Happy First Birthday Yopp! Exactly one year ago, I launched my beloved social justice blog, Yopp! Twenty-eight posts later, I’m consistently posting twice a month (well okay except for last month), I’m spending hours every day writing and researching, I’ve improved my social media game, and I can’t wait to expand this blog even more. I’m particularly excited about the plans I have for Yopp Academy and the range of basic information I intend to …Read More

Welcome to Yopp!

Welcome to the official inaugural post of Yopp!: A social justice blog dedicated to reducing oppression and spreading awareness about civil rights topics. Yopp! gets its name from Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who! “Yopp!” is the sound the tiniest Who makes in order to elevate the noise level above the threshold so that the Kangaroos can hear them, and finally believe that they are people. In the current political climate, it’s particularly important for …Read More

Content Notes

CN: mental illness, PTSD At the beginning of most of my posts, I’ll be using a note that starts “CN” followed by a list of certain topics and themes. CN stands for Content Note. Here I’m going to talk about what content notes or content warnings are, why I use them, and why I use them as opposed to trigger warnings. Trigger Warnings You’ve probably heard of trigger warnings, which have gained a lot of …Read More

Comment Policy

You may have noticed that there are no comments enabled on this blog. This was an intentional decision. I think the discussion of complex topics is important. The comment policy is not intended to stifle discourse. But when it comes to who is contributing to such discussions, socially, the more privilege you have, the more opportunities you will have to speak your mind. And the more sources of oppression you deal with, the more likely …Read More