at the top of my list of favorite experiences in this lifetime is hearing my sweet, soft-spoken latina girl resident look at me and smile and tell me that she’s a feminist who’s interested in “gender equality” like nothing is ever going to feel better than that.
she seemed so PROUD to say it, so sure of it, it was incredible
cultivate girl leaders, cultivate girl leaders of color, cultivate young people
JUST OPEN YOURSELF UP AND GIVE A LITTLE
i dunno something just clicked tonight and i feel okay i didn’t feel okay before but i feel okay right now
i don’t have to immediately or even ever get along with all these kids in my hall, but some of them are really great and funny and kind and have a lot to give and i’ve gotta spend my energy focusing on them and not focusing on the negative kids who are sarcastic and cynical and won’t give me eye contact
CLING YOUNG GIRLS THAT ARE INTERESTED (BUT NOT VERY WELL VERSED) IN FEMINISM TO YOUR BOSOM AND GIVE THEM ENCOURAGEMENT AND KINDNESS AND COMPASSION AND GOOD BOOKS TO READ
THEY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD