For me, female empowerment means less about comparing myself to women in the media and more about finding inspiration in the women around me, whether that may be my peers, friends, or even national leaders.
There is a reason feminists have been declaring “the personal is political” for decades. We all go through peaks and dips in our feminist convictions as our experiences and exposures grow. Some days you might not think about being a feminist at all, while other days it might course through you with exhilaration, frustration, or maybe exhaustion.
Out of the millions of qualities that divide us, we share a select few. We all eat, sleep and defecate. As much as we like to ignore it, bathrooms are an important part of our lives. For some, bathrooms are more than a place to rid waste; they represent a source of anxiety and discrimination.