I sometimes question whether I should post something. Even though I feel strongly compelled to write about a specific topic I may decide not to post about it because I fear how it will be perceived. When I wanted to write about being a feminist I really struggled with the decision to post it or not. There is a HUGE stereotype associated with the word feminist and I was worried I would lose the respect of my readers. I was worried I would alienate myself. Ultimately I decided to put it out there and after it was posted I was really happy I did. It allowed me to connect with people on a different level.
My feminist side is a huge part of who I am as a person. It dictates which curse words I try to avoid (like bitch or dick because it is gender specific, I opt for asshole), it influences which songs I listen to (Robin Thicke is not an artist I respect), and which movies I support. I decided to share that side about me because I hoped it would empower someone else to do the same.
I love blogging because it gives a face to different struggles that people face on a daily basis. Whether that is posting about your abuse, your crippling anxiety, or your hopes for the future, it opens up the door for a discussion to take place. Your words may inspire those that read them.
That is the power of blogging and that is the power of a word. You have the ability to make this world a better place. Don’t take that for granted.