With thanks to Merriam- Webster:
1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests
I did not know, the shit storms that would blow into my life when I became honest with myself and all others in regards to feminism.
I did not know the people I would lose respect for and the relationships I would end.
I did not know the fights I would have. The sadness and hopelessness I would feel. The tears I would cry. The rage I would expel. The fear I would feel.
I did not know the lessons I would learn. The wisdom I would gain through the people who would teach me. The biases I would confront- internal and externally.
I did not know the assholes I would face, the strength I would develop. The clarity I would feel.
I did not know and I still don’t know, the lot of it.
This is an ever evolving journey.