Today there’s a hashtag on twitter #tellafeministthankyou – so I’m going to say a few thank you’s to people who’ve taught me, or who keep me writing.
Thanks to my mom, Paula, for raising me as a feminist.
Thanks to MTR, because talking about feminism in his office made me better at what I do.
Thanks to Kenna and Lillian, for editing me, for talking theory and genuinely helping me learn more about what I think.
Thanks to my husband for being more of a feminist than he thinks he is.
Thanks to Jo Jo, Sailor, Jenn, Amelia, and all the other feminist burlesque ladies in my life.
Thanks to Orli, Kate, and Mary for discussions of feminist theology on a range of religious backgrounds.
Of course, thanks to my readers – because without you I’d just be writing into the void.
Being a feminist is more than just holding beliefs on your own, but about constantly interrogating your own thought processes and challenging the things you think in order to further your understanding of gender dynamics in society. I think all feminists are served best by the communities they involve themselves in, and the conversations they start within their communities.
Who are you thankful for? Who has helped you become a feminist?