I'm a feminist. I've been a female for a long time now. It'd be stupid not to be on my own side.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is one of my favorite authors. There’s something about a woman who has suffered, loved, lost and learned from every experience in life, whether good or bad, that resonates with me. My daughter is a feminist. She’s also young. Sometimes I fight her breed of feminism because I feel like it’s sexist in itself – even if good intentioned. I think it stems from my belief this next generation has not really experienced sexism. In the time of the #metoo movement, I admit I do not believe every woman who has come forward claiming to be harassed – especially as their stories unfold. For that, this generation of feminists may call me sexist, anti-feminist or some other horrible name. I accept this as much as I love America for it’s innocent until proven guilty criminal system – something modern feminism, so called journalists and the public has forgotten when it comes to this movement.

"People associate feminism with hate - with man hate - which is really negative. I don't think that's what feminism is about at all - it's really positive. I think that's why women became reluctant to use the word." Emma Watson

I am a feminist. I am also a follower of Jesus. I will not judge you and ask you do the same. I do not believe the Bible places women second or under the umbrella of man. Nor do I believe women should be quiet at church or be second in their homes. Rather, I believe women are different than men and I celebrate that differences, but while different, we must also be equal.