Feminism has never been a literary concept.
Feminism can’t be written about.
There are no women writing books about feminism.
But if you look at what women are doing today, the work is not being done.
That’s where we’re at.
It’s not literature, it’s not a genre, it is an idea.
And so, the question becomes, What do we have to write about?
What are we trying to do?
And that’s where this is really coming from.
We are trying to create a movement that speaks to people that we haven’t heard from in our lifetime.
The idea of “women are the future” is really the first time that we have been able to articulate that concept.
We’re trying to give voice to the voiceless, to the marginalised, to those people who feel like they’re left out of the conversation.
We need to give them that voice.
We have to give the voices of people who have not been heard.
We also need to have a conversation about race and racism, and how they intersect with gender, with class and power and how those intersect with each other.
We’ve been hearing a lot about racism and sexism in this country for years.
And we have seen so many pieces of it in politics, in our daily lives.
But that’s not how feminism works.
It doesn’t work in a vacuum.
It is an intersectional, intersectional movement.
And that means it’s very specific to our time.
When we were growing up, when we were in high school and college, we didn’t have any idea that feminism was a thing.
And I don’t think that we were aware of what feminism meant at all.
And it really is a very specific thing.
So, it really does have to be in a very narrow, specific context.
And there’s a lot that we need to be aware of, and we need a certain amount of clarity and a certain understanding of it.
We don’t have to understand it to understand that this is a problem.
It has to be something that we’re doing and it has to happen.
I have a friend, an actor, who came up to me one day and said, I want to be a writer, and I want you to be my assistant.
I’m going to tell you about my story and you’re going to be the first person who knows about it.
I can’t do it myself.
But she did.
And you can.
And if you’re not part of the movement, you can do it.
There’s a difference between being part of a movement and being an activist.
When you are an activist, you are part of something.
When people hear you speak, they want to learn more.
And when they listen to you, they ask questions.
When they read you, there are things they want you as an artist to think about.
And they want your words to inspire them.
And to create something, or to inspire others to create.
And in the case of feminism, it starts with you.
So the first thing you have to do is start by talking to other feminists, talk to other writers, and talk to people who are struggling, and ask them about what they’re going through, and then you can start talking about it and creating something, and hopefully you’ll have a better idea of how feminism can be a tool.
It also helps if you talk to women who are in positions of power.
I know, it sounds corny, but we all know that there’s only so many hours in the day, and there’s not always time to listen to somebody who’s been there, and who knows what they know.
And as a feminist, that’s the first place I look to, because that’s who I’m talking to.
The second thing you can begin to do, is ask yourself what you want to say.
How do you want the world to look at you?
What is your vision of a better world?
How do I make you feel empowered?
How can I inspire you to take action?
You might be surprised at the number of things that you can say.
And then, of course, you have the opportunity to tell your own story.
I believe in being an ally.
But I also believe that if you listen to yourself and you listen and you learn from your mistakes, you will always be better for it.
You can never be an activist and not learn from what you have done, because you never know what will happen next.
And what happens next will be just as important as what you did, because the world will not change unless you change it.
It won’t change until you do something about it, and you have a plan.
And all that’s left is to do it, because it is the only way we’ll get justice for our sisters and brothers.
And finally, I think that I’ve said this enough times, but I hope that it’s also worth repeating: feminism is