The Thursday Women’s+ Thread Plants a Seed for Change

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.

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 Prompts:

Local Political Change: What is a local problem that you would fix if you got one wish? Any advice or experience with causing change where you live?

Gardening and Plant Friends: Having just had my little vegetable garden be raided by the local deer, now with babies, was wondering how others plants are doing. Does anyone have experience with community gardens, or specialize in a crop? Are there little apartment cactus pets for anyone?

Hope y’all are having a wonderful week! Ghost hugs for everyone!