I know I’ve blogged about this before, but recently a friend, Steve K, informed me about a TED talk by Courtney Martin, the editor of feministing.com, the largest feminist blog in the world.
I rarely read feministing, mostly because I prefer the lens of anti-racism/anti-oppression to the lens of white feminists, but I enjoyed her talk. I found the three paradoxes that she framed her talk around, interesting.
1. Rejecting the past, then promptly reclaiming it
2. Sobering up about our smallness and maintaining faith in our greatness
3. Aiming to succeed wildly and being fulfilled by failing really well
I wholeheartedly agree with #1 and #2.
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