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.
Everything changes: people, relationships, jobs, attitudes, demands, values, bodies, laws, zeitgeist… We make changes, or are changed by our experiences. All in all, life is a ride.
Prompt: Looking at yourself and your life so far, what are the most important changes that you can pinpoint, be they inwards and outwards, by choice or fate? What are changes that you plan on making? Is there stuff you wish you could change? Have you come to understand and accept that certain things, you can’t? Which ones?