It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist,
or that this active, restless spirit,
equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust...
Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable.
Did you know that it's Women's History Month? If you're feeling weary from the varied and relentless attacks on women's rights that we've come to call the "War on Women," it can be helpful to look back.
I'm over at The Broad Side today, remembering Mary Wollstonecraft. Having grown up feeling like a lonely feminist, I eventually found an unlikely companion in the writing of this 18th Century radical who must have felt far more isolated than me.
You can read more about how she influenced me at Mary Wollstonecraft: Radical Feminist Then and Now.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear about your feminist inspirations! Is there a woman, past or present, who changed your world?