This past Saturday I attended the Women’s March on Cleveland and it was an empowering experience. I met so many people and learned so much about myself and how feminism benefits my life. I’ve never been more proud of being a feminist.
But I have also learned that people who I thought cared about justice and kindness really don’t, because of this I’ve reconsidered friendships. Do I really want a friend that doesn’t believe that people should be treated with respect? Do I really want a friend who doesn’t believe that people of color are treated unfairly? Do I really want a friend who believes that a woman has no rights to her own body? Do I need a friend who ignores the LGBTQ and disabled communities troubles? I’ve been asking myself a lot of questions lately, but I have not been questioning my intersectional feminism.
With everything that’s going on I believe that we have fight harder and keep our causes close to us. We can’t give up.