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.
“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
I became a teacher
Some would say the definition of
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.