This blog is an experience (experiment) in personal growth. I am seriously going to stick with this. (I will not quit.)
The last year has been a journey into the personal, political, emotional minefield that is feminism. I’ve been introduced to an entirely new way of thinking. Instead of running away in fear, I embraced this new school of knowledge, because it felt like I belonged there. Looking back, I know I was right. Not only have I completed a Women’s and Gender Studies Certification at my college, but I’ve also been part of a Feminist conference, where I was lucky enough to be on a panel and talk about some of my research. Additionally, I received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Women’s and Gender Studies at my school for 2015. Just a few days before writing this blog post I graduated from my community college and got my Associate’s Degree. I plan on continuing my education at a University in January of 2016. I mostly study English, Literature, and Social Justice Issues, like WGS.
At the same time, I still feel very much like me. I’ve always been a self-proclaimed hippie, feminist was a very natural transition. I’m still barefoot the majority of the time, (it is Kentucky after all.) I still hang out with my husband and our two fur babies, I still watch way too much netflix. I still find myself covered in craft paint and mod podge several times a week. Sometimes I even still grimace at my love handles in the mirror, there are some things no amount of feminist theory can change.
The best part of all, I am still a work in progress.
And that’s kind of the point of this blog. I invite you on this journey with me. It’s going to be a wild ride.