After interrogating my personal silence, I put passive reflection aside and picked up a sign.
Archives for August 2014
This November, young people across the country need to do more than just turn out to vote – they need to ShowOUT and make an impact! Let’s take charge of our power. Let’s educate our friends, register voters and participate in voter pledge drives, and volunteer!
Now here stands our generation, mostly “millennial,” yet nearly a half-century removed from the first Women’s Equality Day. We’re just about a full century beyond the height of the women’s suffrage movement, yet our battle cry sounds eerily similar to those founding feminists.
One of the most important journeys I began in college was of self-acceptance and love – a journey I know has and will continue to make me a better activist and leader.
“Before I could even cry, scream or process the murder of Michael Brown, my body went into autopilot to organize a response and a call for justice.”
When you work at the Feminist Majority Foundation, self-identifying as a feminist is not exactly controversial. But outside our office, people don’t always understand why feminism is still necessary, or what it means to be a feminist.
There, in the heart of DC, surrounded by a thousand people who were angry and fed up and devastated and united, I had witnessed and participated in what it means to organize.
When I first heard about the murder of Trayvon Martin, I was livid. I remember the searing heat I felt at yet another black person becoming a disposable character in the American narrative of violence against black bodies.
On Thursday at 7PM EST, cities across the country will fall silent in honor of victims of police brutality.
“Feminists Working” is a brand-new, weekend-long program in New York City focused on feminism in the workforce – and you should go!