#MyFeminismIs

So the hashtag #MyFeminismIs on Twitter was started by the Ms. Foundation for Women organization as a way to “paint a broad, inclusive and intersectional picture of the Feminism as we continue to challenge and change the conversation around equal rights” (straight from them!). And people have been tweeting about what their feminism is.

I really encourage everyone to read what others are tweeting about in that hashtag because there are so many things that feminism is and so many people bring valuable and unique experiences to the table.

As for me? My feminism is inclusive, intersectional, a fight for justice for all (and not just those who look like me). My feminism is a learning experience, one in which I need to challenge my ignorance and privilege, and own up to my own mistakes.

My feminism is a challenge to the status quo – to the racist, misogynist, transphobic, heterosexist, ableist, classist system. My feminism is a constant set of actions, not just a label. It’s writing about issues, advocating, learning, speaking, calling out, listening and shutting up when necessary.

Most importantly though: my feminism is realizing that I am not free until every one is free.

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