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Hi Amy, I was wondering how I can become a feminist. Do you have any tips?


What a sweet and valid question.

On the one hand feminism is very simple and it's more a sense of justice that you carry around with you and just incorporate it into your every day. But it's also about going beyond the ordinary, for instance, not just staying frustrated or angry or complacent, but realize that it's within your power to change things.

There are of course other more tangible ways to become engaged in feminism, such as starting a book group, going to events, or working for or volunteering with organizations that have a feminist mission. I see that you are in the UK and I don't know much about what groups exist there...but try this link for suggestions: www.thefword.org.uk

Good luck getting connected and just the fact that you are raising this question makes you a feminist.

-- Amy