I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. In all that time I have fought with myself, sometimes very hard, to keep my politics separate from my personal feelings and experiences. The thought behind this being that if my politics stem from my personal experiences, it would make my opinions less valid and consequently undermine the things that I do and the ideas that I fight for. I am now coming to the realisation that this is not necessarily true. After struggling for years to draw a line between two equally important aspects of myself, I am beginning to understand what the very wise feminists of the 1970s meant – the personal is political.
These are mostly ramblings about my personal and my political and how the two interact and often overlap.