I'll figure it out eventually.
I am a feminist because
- At age 11, it felt essential that I shaved the blonde hairs off my legs for it to be deemed acceptable for me to wear shorts out.
-At the age of 14 I made the mistake of sending an indecent photo to a boy that I liked, and when it got sent around the entire school the head teacher called me in to his office and his first question was ‘why did you do that?’ rather than ‘are you okay?’.
I am a feminist because I was told
‘It was my own stupid decision to send that’
‘That boy showed you no respect, he violated your privacy and will be punished’
-At the age of 16 I had developed obsessive compulsive disorder and I couldn’t stop scratching at my own skin because the pressure to try and be perfect was too much.
-Because at the age of 17 I still feel terrified to walk past a group of males because shouting obscenities at a girl across the street is a crime that remains unpunished.
-I am a feminist because in 10 years time i don’t want to be tied down as the ‘weaker gender’.
-Because I don’t want my future daughter being afraid to wear the clothes she wants to.
-Because equality is fair.
My heart feels so heavy and I don’t know how to carry it.
And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.
Avoiding people. I avoid people that I actually like. I suppose that’s a phobia, but it’s also a habit.