I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I became the person I am. Maybe it’s Courtney Kendrick’s posts on her blog, as she’s been parsing out her own life story, maybe it’s just another way that I’m trying to avoid all the work I need to do.
Either way, I’ve been kind of uninspired with blogging lately, so I thought I’d write a short series on how I became a feminist, a democrat, and sa Mormon.
Depending on where you are and the company you keep, any of these words–feminist, democrat, Mormon–are pejorative and condemning at worst, ostracizing and patronizing at best. Feminists are man-hating lesbians. Democrats are socialists, communists, or Marxists. And Mormons? Them people are just flat-out bizarre.
So I’ll spend this weekend (when I’m not grading) drafting these posts, and starting Monday, I’ll introduce my tens of readers to what it really means to be a feminist, a democrat, and a Mormon.