Christina Bishop

Wait, Wait, You’re Wrong About Toxic Positivity…

Toxic positivity is an obsession with positive thinking. It is the belief that people should put a positive spin on all experiences, even those that are profoundly tragic.

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me has no idea even as an NPR program what the real definition of toxic positivity is because even if they claim to be smart people they have never experienced true pain, pain that takes a long time to heal and hurts more when people tell you to let it go, forget about it, and get over it. I know because I was a victim of bullying and discrimination because I have high-functioning Aspberger’s and when horrible things happen to us we always remember them vividly to the point that even helpful people can trigger painful feelings. There are many vivid things I remember about the director who made my love of learning music a living hell.

  • Stop funding Garrison Keilor’s rhetoric which fueled Christian Nationalism and hate towards progressive journalism and causes.
  • Block donations from corporations that pollute and bust union workers.
  • Hold corrupt non-profits accountable for abuse and neglect
  • Be committed to truth and not mocking and both siding progressives and their causes
  • Protest alongside unions of all kinds
  • Withhold College Fraternity donations and support the victims of fraternal brothers and sisters who died from hazing.
  • Hold colleges accountable for corrupt, abusive, and neglectful behavior no matter how big or small.

Tuba player, creator of Struwwelkinder and The Flying Circus Orchestra