I need to rethink my life as a ‘man-made’ woman. To take back my soul. [Sue Monk Kidd].
Did you notice my new blog category? Feminist Spirituality. Just writing the words, and I’m shaking my head not quite believing what I see.
Feminism – it’s not a term I thought I would ever use in conjunction with spirituality or God. Never in a million years. I’m a bit of a coward. A closet sympathiser. A secret fist pumper. Cautious about attaching myself to the word ‘feminist’ in any sense, let alone place it side by side with spirituality. I’m scared of the backlash and outrage that occurs when old, or new ways, are challenged or questioned. A hostile response and I’m easily silenced. But no more. I’ve been silent far too long. Hopefully, in the future, I’ll be able to change the words ‘Feminist Spirituality’ to ‘Feminine Spirituality’, but at this stage. I am just at the start of my fight – the fight to get back what has always been mine – my feminine soul.