I am sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness of the female contributors and mods in this space. (The men, too, but this post isn't about them, and they will be Okay With That, because they are awesome.) And I don't just mean their enviable talents and humor and insight and decency publicly demonstrated, but also their kindness and support and solidarity, for me and each other, behind the scenes. When I think about how wonderful these women are, and how much I love them, my heart feels like it will fucking burst.
And I am grateful to the feminists and womanists who created a space in this culture, which sometimes just hates the fuck out of women, in which I can find connection with extraordinary women and love them and be loved back.