Hannah took the step, and a T-girl sisterhood in Minnesota helped. Now it's your move. Who and what have been encouraging to you? What would you need as one more encouragement to take the real first step? A dare? That's how some of these scary things get done. A bet? Let me suggest a grocery store shopping --a dare, if you like. Take the usual full list so as to have something besides yourself to focus on. Choose a large store, maybe further from home than usual. That first step looks like a huge leap beforehand, but once begun it is just a stroll to look back on with relief and pleasure.
Tags » Public Space
by Rita Banerji
It irritates me when a man fawningly says “Ladies First!” I find it condescending. As a woman I see myself as perfectly able as any man and see no reason for being singled out that way. 633 more words
Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul. An iconic urban promenade through which millions of pedestrians pass each week. Street musicians huddle along its edges, polished and amateur, youthful and worn. 186 more words