The fight for social justice has always been important to me, a queer woman of color born and raised in an urban community to immigrant parents. Now, some of you may have raised an eyebrow. Yeah, I’m pretty much the walking-talking poster child for intersectionality, and yes, I do possess multiple minority identities that are reflected in my every day life experiences. How’s that for an introduction?
Being the very introverted child that I was growing up, I developed a talent for picking up on things that nobody ever seemed to notice (and over-analyzing seemingly simple matters). Unsurprisingly, this carried on into my adult life and has helped me in deconstructing a lot of the patriarchal garbage that we are fed right out of the womb (literally…but don’t get me started on gender roles).
While feminist theory and queer politics have played a major role in helping to formulate my identity as I know it today, I realize now that nothing— not even my high school sociology courses— could have prepared me for the ineffable growth and development that I would experience as a social justice advocate in college.
I don't claim to have mastered social justice because, frankly, no one can. That's right, no one, but I will share with you all my personal exploration and self-discovery in bi-monthly blog posts.
Until next time,