Mine did from personal observations growing up, promises I made to myself under my breath as I watched women around me scramble to cater to men, who were inconsiderate of their needs.
When I saw the idea of what a woman
When I realized just how unfair it was for women with different passions, ideas and temperaments to constantly be expected to suppress themselves to paint
When every attempt I made to rise above my suppression, put me in categories of rude, stubborn, a troublemaker, rather than assertive, self assured and a leader.
I was so much like my father, we both had the same behavior, yet
Everything about my experiences and my observations is why I am who I am today, and I don't believe that there is one way to identify with feminism.
This is simply mine
There are women currently around the world, & throughout history, whose actions, thoughts & questions were feminist in nature, but who never encountered/have yet to encounter the word.
And one thing will be certain as a result, that we
This is a lifelong process of learning and unlearning and readjusting our stances, based on exposure to new information, through personal observations/experiences, conversations, research, social media,
Let's keep moving forward.