“Trans kids are just like other kids, and it’s not all about my gender. I often say that my gender is the least exciting thing about me. I have a bunch of other things that I do, things that I love.” Rebekah Bruesehoff, 13-yr-old transgender activist
What She Said, February 11: Betty Buckley
The work that must be done for each woman to reconnect with her psyche and to give herself a chance to live her own life is essentially the same. The realization of the equality of all races, the equality of all beings is essential. Feminism–the word–can give us a handle, a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge. Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin? The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people. . . . If we’re for one another, we’re feminists. The rest is semantics. –Betty Buckley
What She Said, January 13: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
― Elizabeth Cady Stanton
What She Said, January 12: Claudia Rankine
Another friend tells you you have to learn not to absorb the world. She says sometimes she can hear her own voice saying silently to whomever—you are saying this thing and I am not going to accept it. Your friend refuses to carry what doesn’t belong to her.
― Claudia Rankine
What She Said, January 11: Sojourner Truth
You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.
― Sojourner Truth
What She Said, May 1: N.K. Jemisin
For all those that have to fight for the respect that everyone else is given without question.
– N.K. Jemisin
The Women’s March in Champaign-Urbana
I went to the Women’s March—the Sister March in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois—on January 21, 2017. I don’t live there anymore, but it’s my hometown and I was visiting that weekend for my brother’s […]
Sirens Answer: “Is ‘Ask a Siren’ Only for Females?”
In response to a really interesting question on our initial “Ask a Siren” call, here’s our first “Ask a Siren” answer! Question: Is it for only females or open to all? From Leslie: […]