This is a safe space: a space for women+ to come together as we are. All of our wants, needs, thoughts, feelings, experiences, losses, successes etc. are welcome. We are here to support each other during trying times and grief, as well as to celebrate each other. If you are a woman+, you belong here. Your contributions are valid and valued: this is the space for us to be ourselves, whatever state it may be that we find ourselves in. It is okay to be angry, happy, sad, disgusted, overjoyed, pensive. It is okay to be in need. We are here to support each other.
Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:
Anyone who identifies as female, was socialized female, AFAB, or 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 explicitly invited to participate further. This includes upvotes. We ask cis-men to keep their upvotes to commenters who voluntarily add a “+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 change how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis.
Don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.
Any contribution/rant/thought experiment by a woman+ is always welcome.
Optional Prompt: What family traditions, hobbies, or skills have you picked up, plan to learn, or wish you were taught from the women+ in your family? Any special family stories to share?
Bonus Prompt: You can have any one animal (or plant or fungus if you feel like it) real or fictional as a special friend. What species do you go with?
Header Art is a work by Egyptian artist Aya El Fallah. Prompts courtesy of Corka Yaga, Sub Prime and Nonsequitur Cat