Identity Crisis Archives

What’s in a Name? To French Women, Everything.

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Did you know that there is no French equivalent to the title "Ms."?

I’m lost….one step at a time…be patient

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Those are the words running through my mind. Here is a glimpse into my life up to this point. I’m very unhappy with the way things are going for me. No car, no school, no home of my own. Instead of getting myself out of the situation that has caused me to be unhappy, I try to change something that I have power over (like my blog). This is how inaction seeps into my life. This is how I don’t change but gave myself the illusion that I did.

Who are we?!

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Are you curious about who puts together The F-Word? Who makes up the team? I've just updated the About Us page to give a bit more info on each of us here (the members of the blog collective and the editorial team for the magazine part of the site).

So stuck….

From: discoverfeminism.com |

I don’t know if it’s like this for everyone. But I’m so stuck. I feel like a frickin’ broken record. I want to move to Portland, but I can’t. I don’t have a permanent job, my boyfriend works at a retail store up the street. There is no way we’re going to get our own place. We need another car. I don’t have enough money. I can’t go to school because I, had no choice, I had to wait until I college (long story).

The First Day of School and Imposter Syndrome

From: discoverfeminism.com |

The fall semester begins today at Pasadena City College. If you look back through my archives, you’ll see that I usually have a “first day of school” post up on the last Monday in August. This year shall be no exception.

Am I settling for less?

From: discoverfeminism.com |

This is a personal problem of mine. I tend to override all my interests for one that I think is most important. Then I have this falling out and I self-destruct. I like to think that I don’t settle for less but find what is right for my person. I found out that I was an Atheist following Satanism (http://wisegrrrl.com/2011/08/20/many-philosophies-one-feminist/ I can’t link websites for some reason).  I shouldn’t bite off more than I can chew. You really do need to be a certain kind of person for Satanism. I want to be as honest as I can and use the language that I know the best way I can when I describe myself. I don’t think I’m settling for a less in this decision.

Lesbians of Long Island – A Short Documentary

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Hey there WCC community!  I wanted to share with you a shout out we received from Beryl Fine.  Beryl is a New York City based photographer and filmaker who contacted the WCC in the hopes of us sharing her newest endeavor - a short documentary film called Lesbians of Long Island.  Here is what she told us:

Gallery-Style Web Personality Quiz for Law Profs and Others

From: discoverfeminism.com |

I’ve never enjoyed magazine-style personality quizzes or horoscopes, but I do have fond grade-school memories of “fortune tellers” made of folded paper, such as the one shown at right (image source: retrodundee, here).  Nevertheless, I couldn’t resist Firefox’s Webify Me, its latest ploy to get my email address.  Here’s the pitch:

My past posts….

From: discoverfeminism.com |

I didn’t think that I wasn’t so different last year, but I was. No only I wrote better last year than I do now, but I was subservient to a thought form. I guess it was good for me then. Now that I know I projected a thought form of a goddess out and worshipped that, I can harness this paradigm and use that for a ritual. To me, a ritual is a tool to change me. I use symbols as a way to remind myself of a certain thought I pulled out during ritual. I use different viewpoints to fully experience one path and I use that knowledge for my benefit.

Thank You Thursdays: On Being

From: discoverfeminism.com |

My later twenties were characterized by a lot of wandering and wondering about ethical, religious, and philanthropic issues. My questions–How does one live the most ethical life in contemporary America? How can I bring my daily choices more in line with my most deeply held values? How can I be, not just right, but effective in changing hearts & minds?–didn’t seem to fit into religious institutions, nor did they seem answered in a lot of the books I sought out. I thought about going back to school, but the money and the administrative rigamarole didn’t appeal to me. One podcast, more than any other, has done a deep, satisfying dive on many of the unsolved questions in my heart, and I want to make sure everyone is aware of it.

When we are very wrong

From: discoverfeminism.com |

If someone calls someone else out on their privilege, it is time to listen. The very nature of privilege is that we are mostly unaware of the privilege we hold, in the areas we hold it in. So if a black person tells you, a white person, that you have been racist, it is almost certainly them, not you, who is right.

Nikki Haley’s got “white girl” problems

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Growing up South Asian in the United States in the last few decades was not exactly awesome if fitting in was central to your identity development. If you grew up in the city, you probably didn’t feel like you belonged to the other more populated immigrant communities around you and if you grew up in the ‘burbs, there’s a good chance you were one of the only non-white people in your town (like me).

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