Q: Who are you, and why did you start this site?
♀ Who am I?
Well, I suppose that’s the most difficult question to answer of all, Isn’t it? I am a woman, I am a sister, aunt, daughter, and lover. I am a person with experience well beyond my years, and wisdom to rival that of an ancient priestess. I believe in the empowerment of women, and the proper education of girls. I drink green tea, but secretly have a weakness for chai. I read Oscar Wilde religiously (and own his complete works). I am a student in Human Services with a specialization in Mental Health and Non-Profit Fund Raising. As a child I truly believed that I was a mermaid, and I still do when I sink beneath the waves and realize that I wasn’t meant for this world alone. My assertiveness has been mistaken for cattiness, and my empathy has been taken for weakness. I live my life outside the lines because that’s the only way I can exist.
♀ Why did I start this site?
I’ve lived through almost anything you can imagine. Rather that be: sexual abuse, physical abuse, rape, or parental abandonment. Up until my early teens I was a frail and soft spoken child. I didn’t make a fuss or speak up for myself. I just took what was dished out because I felt I deserved all I’d endured. My aunt (who passed away tragically) bestowed upon me a spine and a voice, then she taught me to scream. If it were not for her encouragement and strength, I don’t know where I’d be or who I would have become.
I realize that not a lot of women had that sort of role model or influence; so, it’s my intention to encourage power and strength in every single woman or girl I encounter. I want to take away those limitations that teach women cannot make a difference. If you have breath, you have a chance to change your reality. Maybe if you see me screaming, you’ll find yourself raising your voice to be heard. Whether or not you’re screaming with or against me makes little difference. I just want to hear each woman yell out with a steadiness that assures she’s unafraid of her own voice.
Q: Feminism has various genres, what ‘kind’ of feminist do you consider yourself?
A: I consider myself to be a Sex-Positive or Pro-Sex Feminist. The Wiki article is rather resourceful and extensive. However, some of my views may vary from the definition provided. If you have any questions regarding my personal and extensive feelings on the subject, you may ask by visiting my contact page.
Q: You’re a feminist, does that mean you agree with the views of all feminists?
A: No, I am my own person and as such have my own personal views/opinions. If another feminist feels a certain way, that doesn’t mean I do by default simply because she is of the same opinion in terms of women’s rights and female empowerment. We are all different people of differing opinions and varying backgrounds or experiences. It’s preposterous to expect an entire group to be of the same opinion on every subject. I may not always agree, but I will never belittle or disrespect a man or woman of an opposing view.
Q: Where do your beliefs stand religiously?
A: Religiously I consider myself to be an Omnist. Yes, I know some of you familiar with the term are probably cocking your brows and blinking your eyes at how broadly it can be defined. However, that’s usually how I choose to live my life. I don’t like to be confined to a certain religion or view point. I don’t agree completely with any single religion. I can see beauty and substance in almost every single belief system. Yet, what I take issue with most is organized religion’s ideal that you have to adhere strictly to a system of beliefs that are not to be questioned, altered, or found disagreeable. I feel that Buddha said is best when he taught:
“…don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering’ — then you should abandon them.”
Q: Do you intend to have other writers on this website/blog?
A: Yes! I fully intend to bring in some of the most inspirational, strong, intelligent, and silver-tongued women I know! I’m currently discussing quite a few potential articles with these brilliant writers. So, be looking for that, definitely!
Q: Can I write for your website/blog?
A: Perhaps, it depends on your basic writing skills and the intensity/integrity of your passion. Send me an example of your work via email and we’ll talk!
Q: Are you looking for sister sites or affiliates?
A: No, I was initially seeking affiliates when I began this site. However, I altered that goal. I feel that it is more genuine to link directly to sites and blogs I like without the stipulation that they must share mine in return. You can find these pages under the Pages I Support tab.