So I sat down several hours ago to christen the first entry on the website and, as usual, found myself completely void of ideas. When writers block hits me, no matter how small or large, I find that surfing on the Internet and reading the writing of others often flushes ideas out of my system. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a great video on Boston’s PBS station, WGBH. I found a clip of Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, the authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future and Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism. All I can say is, “wow.” After reading both of their books, underlining key sentences, taking notes and practically memorizing their work, I still find myself with a selective amnesia when it comes to their message and what I can do to help.
     I need to realize and internalize that the reason why I am so motivated by works like Grassroots is because deep down, I know that my calling in life is to use my writing and interests in feminist issues to help those causes that I believe in. Hopefully, this website will be the clearinghouse for those thoughts and ideas that lead to greater change.