Happy International Women’s Day! Since the 3:30 Project is interested in presenting the perspectives of three women, I felt it would be remiss not to post something today, even though we never post on Wednesdays!
Women have been here since the beginning, yet our voices have not often found their way into the narratives of history. When we started this blog, I asked myself if I wasn’t just adding to the general noise and wordiness of modern life. I think like so many women, I found myself questioning whether my words had any meaning– whether they were worth putting down and putting into the world at all. Unlike the women of the past, the internet has given many underrepresented populations a forum and platform to be more visible, tell their stories, and add to the broadness of conversation. I came to hope instead that even in a small way, that Maggie, Jillian, and I are adding drops to the pool of voices that is a wider movement in our time- a movement that insists that underrepresented groups like women have stories worth telling, perspectives worth knowing, ideas worth sharing. So thanks for reading these words from three women. It’s just words, but if it wasn’t already obvious, I think words matter.
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” -Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own”