Why this? Why now?
Because writing has always been an integral part of every movement, especially the women’s movement. From The Revolution to Riot Grrrl Zines. From Ms. to #metoo. Every woman who spoke up and continues to speak and tell her own story, gives power and courage and hope to the person reading it.
Because, as an English and Women’s Studies teacher, I get to hear the voices of the next generation. Students using their power, reclaiming their narrative, and writing the new history of this country.
Because a former student introduced me to the wonder that is grassroots organizing. Because over the past 4 years I have sat in living rooms, hotel halls, and auditoriums with some of the most inspiring and motivated women who want nothing more than to make our corner of the world a better place. They do it for no money, no praise, no spotlight, but you should know who they are and hear what they have to say.
Because my universe walks the world in the form of two little girls, my daughters, and I want to be able to tell them I did all I could, that I was not silent.
“Because I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” ~ Audre Lorde.
I hope you find something on this site that inspires you, encourages you, connects with you, and that you find the power of your own voice.