MY OWN FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WAS FAR DIFFERENT–MORE POSITIVE BY FAR, BUT I SEE HER POINT IN GEVERAL! DEFINITELY WORTH READING THE WHOLE THING, EVEN IF DISAGREEING ON SOME POINTS. MY MOTHER WAS ONE OF THOSE STRONG PIONEERS IN ADVOCATING THE EQUALITY OF MEN AND WOMEN IN WORK—THROUGH HER OWN EXPERIENCES.
In a way, I feel like a bit of an outsider in celebrating IWD. After all, in order to fully bask in the good vibes, wouldn’t I have to feel more like a woman than I do? Sure, I have (almost) all the congruent anatomy and all that, but nobody is a sum of their anatomy alone. There’s a mind and soul in the equation, too.
And that’s where the equation starts to get a little sticky for me. I haven’t ever really felt Fully Woman. As a non-binary, biological female, I have lived life feeling half bodiless soul/spirit and half machine. The way I see myself, I’m just Me. Not a woman, not a lady (I’ve always grown uncomfortably self-conscious whenever anyone referred to me as either one).
So anyway, again, I feel a bit like an outsider. Like it’s a wonderful concept and I truly should be celebrating…
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