- 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.
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’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,