So, I’m supposed to be posting at least once a week and although I have yet to fall behind, I’m trying to keep up with my two other blogs: LoveisLoveAint and Sister Outsider.  By the time I get to this one, I’m not sure what else I want or need to say.  Not to mention the fact that I know people are reading the other two. Soooo, I’m grappling with whether or not to continue to use this space, although I hate to think that I’m giving up on it already. I’ll keep thinking and in the mean time, if any of you out there have questions or comments, by all means bring them on!

 

Feminist Resolutions for 2011

  • Speak up, stand up for myself and others, and always ask questions
  • Read black and other women of color feminist zines
  • Educate myself, and inform others about why feminism is relevant
  • Smash the patriarchy
  • DIY, recycle, and buy local
  • Be a riot grrrl
  • Fight all oppression I encounter
  • Participate in consciousness-raising
  • Combat rape culture
  • Support my local  women’s basketball and other women’s sports teams
  • Love my body and encourage others to love theirs
  • Boycott, resist, and protest when the situation calls for it
  • Maintain awareness of the ways race, class, gender, and sexuality intersect
  • Analyze my motivations and be proud of my choices
  • Volunteer at a domestic violence shelter or as a clinic escort
  • Validate my fears and feelings
  • Listen, support, and love

I will also be continuing my work as a board member at our local Pride community center, in hopes of smashing the male-centered ideologies that have permeated our local LGBT community.

The Mission

To remember to be thankful: I am loved, my belly is full, my house is warm, and my family is safe.

To remember that with great privilege comes great responsibility: I have work to do.

To remember to be kind: A smile is worth a thousand words.

To remember to be patient: She might not always be on time, but she’s always there when you need her.

To remember to not to judge: Everything ain’t for everybody.

To remember to talk less and to listen more.

To never forget: to honor those that came before and to ease the path for those that must come after.

I’m Posting Once a Week in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

In love and writing,

Sista Outsider