Welcome all to Fearlessly Flawed Feminist. I am so excited to begin this process with everyone here, and I hope to meet more people as I continue through my journey. Today, I want to take the time to introduce myself and talk a little about who I am, what I believe, and why I decided to start this blog.
I started this blog because I have a voice. I have something to say, and I want to say it. I believe that everyone out there in the world has something to say, and I want to be the one to listen to them. We all have a story, we all have a voice, and we all deserve someone who will hear us, even if we have to shout. And, in 2017, I have decided that I need to use my voice more. I need to speak up when I have something to say and I need to not be afraid of the consequences if I believe in what I’m saying.
- Fearless: Okay, so maybe this one is a stretch. But I am working on being more fearless in raising my voice and speaking from my heart, not my mouth. However, I believe in honesty, and not being afraid of telling the truth, so I’m fearless there as well
- Flawed: The only person who is perfect is God, our Heavenly Father. Me? I’m more of a trip over flat surfaces type. I’m the person that you can count upon to give you a nice eye-roll worthy moment or that awkward giggle in passing, and probably will miss one or five subtle hints that you try to throw my way. And lots not forget, I’m a Christian, but man, can I curse like a sailor. But I’m okay with that. Hell, I think it makes me more relatable.
- Feminist: Came to this one rather late in life, and it’s one of the things that I believe in most passionately, and one of the things that I most want to work on through this blog. (Recently, I have stumbled upon some good feminist Christian blogs and websites, so I cam curious to explore that concept as well.) But call me crazy, I believe that men and women are people first, and should be treated equally. Anyone who gets less than 5 years in prison for rape got off with a slap on the wrist, and any man who thinks that I can’t lift boxes as well as a man is kidding himself and I will just go lift these 12 boxes you have sitting over here, thank you very much.
- Faithful: Lastly, but certainly not least, I am a daughter of God. While there have been some pretty major detours in my faith journey, some that many other people have shared, and some that might make me unique. Either way, I hope to grow in my faith and learning through this blog and this process, and open some dialogues with some of my readers.
I am so excited to begin this process with you all!