Because I Never Considered Myself a Feminist (Until Now)

Why I never called myself a Feminist

Before today, I had a naive perspective of feminism. I thought feminists were just upset that they were expected to be a housewife one day. (Sounds terrible doesn't it?)

I honestly didn't see the point in complaining about being a woman in our society. 

However, I now know that feminists aren't complaining. They are FIGHTING. They are fighting for EQUALITY. 

How could I not advocate that?


WHAT IS FEMINISM?

Feminist, the person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.
— Flawless by Beyonce Knowles

| EQUALITY | STRENGTH | RIGHTS | INDEPENDENCE | EMPOWERMENT | LOVE | 


I am Now a Feminist

...

For all the women before me who fought for their rights. 

For minorities, immigrants and LGBTQ communities. 

For the lost, unloved, and misguided. 

For the raped and sexually assaulted. 

For our future children. 

For ... EVERYONE. 

...

Because I want equal pay for equal work. 

Because I don't want to live in fear of being raped or sexually assaulted. 

Because I want the ability to decide what to do with my body. 

Because I want to love who I love, no matter the race or sex. 

Because I don't want to be told that I'm impressive "for a girl."

Because I don't want my body to be an indicator of my self worth. 

Because I want my daughter to know she can be the CEO one day. 

Because I want my daughter to know she can be President one day. 

Because ... WE ARE ALL EQUAL. 



Today marks a historic day for women everywhere. I am so thankful to have witnessed and experienced a march that gave a voice to all. May we continue marching forward. May we continue fighting for equality. May we continue spreading kindness. 

-Katie