A year ago last Monday I sent an email to @dothehotpants and my life was forever changed. Not long after, @the.ripple was born and I had the pleasure of meeting @1thatgotawayy.
These women have been so influential in my life. They have recognized my strengths, encouraged me and cheered me on, doing so for many others as well. You have created safe spaces, listen to those whose voices need to be heard and continue to take action to make the world a better, more inclusive place.
I have so much appreciation for you both, Dana and Rachel. I am honored to fight alongside of you both, @pratnya & @vietnuggs. In the spirit of the holiday, thank you. 💕
A Misogynistic Culture will always promote a Victims Silence as a tenant of rewarded behavior, or Speaking Out as a sign of disobedient disruption. 🤷🏾♀️ Join me on February 8th at the GA State Capitol for Equal Rights Amendment Day! #equalrights#womenempowerment#womensmarchonwashington
#tbt and #30daysofthanks wrapped up into one! 🤗 Today, I am #thankful for the women and men shining a spotlight on injustices being done to women. The men who are being pulled into the news for their despicable actions and the attention we are (finally) giving all those topics we’ve been made to feel for so long that we shouldn’t talk about. Women’s rights have a long way to go, but the current climate seems to be, for the time being, shifting in the right direction, and I am so humbled to feel like a part of that movement. Listen to women. Believe women. :::Speak up for women::: And above all, stand with women. Be kind. 🌻 And raise hell, ya’ll. 💪🏼🎀 #GirlPower
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE! I wear this sweater a lot and while I get tons of compliments from women (duh), I've gotten some interesting comments from men (double duh). "Isn't that reverse sexism?" "That's sexist towards men." PSA: in a world that CONSISTENTLY oppresses women and provides men with UNDENIABLE privilege, there is no such thing as sexism towards men. (And no such thing as racism towards white people while we're at it). Theoretically, if this world was a blank canvas, yes, you could say that treating someone differently based on their gender would be sexism, male or female. But we don't live in a blank canvas world. We live in a world with a history of systematic oppression, discrimination, disadvantage and hurt. THIS IS NOT AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD. And to state what should already be a given, feminism is not "man-hating" (or lesbianism if you're someone with that kind of confusion 🤔). Feminism is the fight for EQUAL rights. E-Q-U-A-L. No favouring one way or the other. So when we say "the future is female" we mean that there is room for women in the future ahead of us.
This photo was taken on January 21, 2017 at the #womensmarch on Washington. THE LARGEST single-day demonstration in US history. @mynameisdemento and I travelled by bus from Toronto to Washington D.C., stayed with complete strangers (fellow marchers) who opened their home for the cause, and we made our mothers proud. MAKE. SOME. ROOM. for women in this world because we are a force to be reckoned with and stronger together. 💪🚺 #strongertogether#makeroom#girlssupportgirls#grlpwr