This month is dedicated to Twenty Years Aniversary of New Beginnings Therapy reading Women's Studies and theoretical writings on what makes a woman?
It is not in singularity of women, but in unity of women's stories and lived experiences where answers are. I've studied women's studies as an undegrad at one of the best universities I know of - University of Westminster, London- completed with honours a major in psychology started almost two decades ago. I continued postgrad with Gender studies and my love and passion for knowledge stays with all such learnings - to me are one and the same and here is a good article to understand as to why that may be:
I am aware of difference and distinctions, I am aware of why "woman" is problematic but this month is dedicated to learning and education, activism and real stories. This space is not restricted - it is open to all.
February is a month of beginnings - I see it as a bridge between winter and spring, but the symbolism is about reckoning with an end and a beginning and perhaps start anew for a time ahead: finding a voice, reading a writing that was always there to read and write; stories from all around the world, it is not confined - it speaks to history, science and human geography. It is about equality, justice, a fairer world for all.
What makes a woman?
"An understading (shared) of what oppression is and stories that stand testimony to such understadings".