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 Topic: Climate and Weather. The massive cloud of smoke descending on my local region has got me thinking about Climate Change. How worried are you about it? Any stories about trying to enact change at the local or higher level you would like to share? If you would like a lighter prompt what is your relationship with weather in general. Always hot or always cold? Love or hate walking in a downpour?
Hope everyone is having a nice week! Love you all!