The Thursday Women+ Thread Owns Itself

We care. We observe. We nourish. We are the quiet, loving presence in the background, doing for others. We are only allowed to even think of ourselves once everybody else’s needs have been met. Or are we? Considering what’s going on at the US Supreme Court, today’s theme is about the things we need, that are unnegotiable. It could be something as abstract as freedom, or choices, or something more concrete, like 15 minutes of me-time every day.

Prompt: What do you need to have/do in your life in order to be YOU?

Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:

As always with the Avocado, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level. 

Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading! (New Guideline, please take note) This includes upvotes, we ask cis-men to keep their upvotes to commenters who voluntarily add “+up” to their comments and only those comments.

Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis.