Wednesday, March 8, 2023

International Women's Day

 What does it mean to “be a woman”? What is it to be able to create a human but not always be treated like one? Or for many people, not considered one because of the way their body was when they were born. I celebrate my “femininity”. As a person who loves pink and sparkles and wanted to be Barbie for Halloween I would say it has been easy in that way. But as I get older, being a woman is about saying the hard thing, doing the right thing, standing up against things, even though women are taught to be eager to please and to not “stir things up”. If you are a woman reading this, whatever being a woman means to you, you are right. You can wear a dress and fight the patriarchy. You can shave your head and still be feminine. You can be soft and sweet, and have boundaries. You can be you. And I’m here for it.