“If you can speak about what you care about to a person you disagree with without denigrating or insulting them, then you may actually be heard, and you might actually change their mind.” ~ Amy Poehler
So this is pretty much just a shameless plug for a new idea. A new site.
Make-Up & Mirtazapine is about people, and relationships, and healing and community. And I love the community that has come from it, and I’m proud of the site as a whole.
However, there are other topics that I have strong opinions about and would like to discuss that I avoid talking about on here; because I want this place to be as inclusive as possible, and don’t want to introduce too great a debate, or worse trolls, into a comments section where people have shared some pretty personal stuff.
So I decided to create a more appropriate place to start those discussions.
And also a page that I can point potential employers/working partners towards to show that I can do this internety stuff without risking them reading things that I wrote while I was in crisis before they’ve made a decision about me.
It’s called Fiercely Feminist because I thought it sounded cool, it’s alliterative, and the URL was free.
I don’t know yet how appropriate a moniker it will turn out to be, and I’m actually a little intimidated by it now it’s up there, I’m not entirely sure whether I’m either fierce enough or feminist enough to live up to my ambitions for the page.
But if it doesn’t work out I can always change it.
At the moment the site only has a couple of cross posts that I’ve already put up here but there will more to come soon. I’m going to write about policy and political topics related to my professional areas of interest and experience. And feminism. Obviously.
Anyway, if any of that sounds like it might be of interest to you, or if you think you have something you might like to write for it yourself, you can find it here.