2. Reject Capitalism
Valentine’s Day perpetuates the message that if you don’t spend money on someone, you don’t really love them. What really tells someone that you care about them is spending time with them and treating them with kindness. Instead of buying an expensive gift for your significant other or friends, go on an adventure with them! Go for a hike, make dinner together at home, or have a movie night. Just spend some quality time together. If you do want to give them a gift, try making it yourself!
3. Practice Self Love
Valentine’s Day should be about celebrating all love, so don’t forget to love yourself! Self-love is an especially important practice for those who feel marginalized in our society. Just existing in a space that makes you feel invisible is radical in itself! Self-care and love is vital.