- 2 years ago
1. Jill, I want to jump right into our discussion and talk about the power of having empowering, powerful women in our lives especially as we get older and we are not in the bubble of safety of school etc.
2. I believe it's important to take care of one another and to protect one another's stories even when we may not be "friends" per say...would you agree? Why?
3. How can we do that better, this dialogue without encroaching or becoming/exercising this feminist competency many of us come out of academics with because we "studied it"
4. Speaking of academics, I feel very strongly that a big part of being in gender and women's studies at an academic institution contributed immensely to my empowerment and growth as a scholar and a leader but a bigger part of me also knows that it prepared me very little for the real world - I feel like I got a major punch in the gut when that bubble burst and I am doing more learning than I ever did in class on how to navigate th