Butterfly Privilege

This is a wasp (Vespula vulgaris): Wasps can sting. What do you usually do if you see one? Run away? Swat at it with a rolled up magazine? Panic? But what are the chances of the wasp actually stinging you? Quite low, unless it perceives you as a threat. But still, many of us areContinue reading “Butterfly Privilege”

Compassion

I was fortunate to be born with a gender I feel comfortable with. I was born female, and I am comfortable with being female. I don’t love everything about my gender (periods!!) but I am generally comfortable with my gender. So I can’t fully understand what it feels like to look at my body andContinue reading “Compassion”

Confidence

If I could give myself a Christmas gift this year, I think it would the gift of confidence. Not over-confidence and arrogance, but just enough confidence in myself to not feel stupid, embarrassed and not good enough. I find it very hard to believe in myself and my abilities. Even though there are many ofContinue reading “Confidence”