A circle of conversation rather than the more patriarchal, less effective podium at a speaker above the audience... that is what Gloria Steinem wished for when she spoke at my daughter Emma’s school, Smith College, yesterday.
Intersectionality and interconnectedness. Feminism is part of the whole. To move equality forward, we must look at race, generations, religion, culture, access, education,...
We cannot be perfect. We all f**k up at times. Comments may not come out as intended. And in current media fashion, comments are often taken out of context, but it is more important to stay genuine, than to wait until an overly polished statement, with no semblance of our personal experience, becomes available to us.
Thank you, Emma, for sharing your time with Gloria with me and... for thinking that my women friends and I, because of our beliefs, actions and work we do in the world, could be part of Gloria’s crew!
A place to decant my brain, to capture inspiration and share fresh insights. [Posts from 2015 onward]