About the series

origin

Before January 21, 2017, being told to act like a woman would have felt combative, leading me to put up a defensive wall. What did you say? What do you mean? After the 21st, after the largest single-day demonstration in the US, it means something different.

The Women’s March organizers challenged us all to continue to find ways to make ourselves heard. To act. To no longer be complacent about things that we felt were wrong with our country, our world. The march was the first step, but that alone would not change things. It was a beginning, not an end. I sat with that for a while. I wanted to do something, but didn’t know what.

Today marks a year since. I gave birth to my son last summer and that change in my personal life continues to shape the way I interact with the world.

It’s taken me a year to get this off the ground, but the Like A Woman Series is a manifestation of that call to action. Today, it is small. It is one voice from one person sharing one story. It is my hope and my charge that tomorrow and thereafter, it becomes a space for more voices and more stories.

In whatever capacity it is that led you to find this space and read these words, thank you for helping make this movement continue to grow.

what to expect

We will launch 4 series throughout the year. Each series will follow a specific theme (our first series, for example, focuses on pregnancy). The series will feature between 10 and 20 pieces (blog posts/essays/articles/interviews). Each piece will be written by a woman with women in mind as her audience.

Our contributing writers are currently solicited by the editor, but if you are interested in connecting, collaborating, and contributing, check out our Contact page below. 


 
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about the editor

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A woman. A girl. A daughter. A sister. A friend. A student. A teacher. A professional. A writer. A reader. A wife. A mother. A feminist. A woman.