letter from the editor.
Last week on International Women’s Day, I shared the following graphic on the Zora’s House Instagram page.
It reads: Happy International Women’s Day to trans women, black women, femmes, disabled women, queer women, masculine women, sex workers, women of color, old women, muslim women, undocumented women, girls, poor women, fat women, mentally ill women, and hoes.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the women who are often erased from the conversation around women’s empowerment - those at the intersection of several marginalized identities, whose lives and choices do not fit neatly within our understanding of women who deserve to be loved and celebrated; women who deserve to be free.
What does it look like to embrace women whose experiences are not our experiences? Who laugh, cry, cope, create, and self-express in ways we don’t understand?
I’m not asking because I have an answer. I am asking because I, too, am still seeking one.
Yours in sisterhood,