An Off-Road Feminist Travelogue

An Off-Road Feminist Travelogue

March 5, 2017

Poetry is a stretch for me, but feminism I’ve been thinking a lot about lately.

Thanks @twowritingteachers  for the push.
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“Most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come.”

 

I was born on the cusp of the ‘60’s

Into a home with an

Opinionated, working mother

And a father raised by

Very strong women

I heard Angela Davis speak

When I was in elementary school

And met Bella Abzug when

I was 20

Women’s Rights were Human Rights

In my consciousness since birth

And yet…

 

I became a teacher

Some would say the definition of

‘Women’s work’

And I would agree,

The work of empowering the next generation

The work of imparting ‘herstory’

The work of exemplifying and elevating empathy every day.

Oh, yeah,  it’s women’s work

And the work of humanity.  

 

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About readingteachsu

Passionate about literacy education. Currently a literacy specialist in a K-4 building near Boston MA.
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3 Responses to An Off-Road Feminist Travelogue

  1. Glad you stretched today! Plenty of work for everyone, as you write, and I appreciate this peek into how your past experiences inform your current practice.

  2. franmcveigh says:

    WOWZA!
    This was such a powerful post for the images . . .
    “The work of empowering the next generation
    The work of imparting ‘herstory’
    The work of exemplifying and elevating empathy every day.”

    And the use of “And yet . . .”

    Thanks so much for your foray into poetry!

  3. Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski says:

    Beautiful poem! I love it.

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