They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Since this is the 1000th blog post here at Feminists for Choice, I’ve been thinking a lot about the many steps we’ve taken over the last few years. And what an auspicious coincidence that we reached the one thousand mile mark during Women’s History Month!
Feminists for Choice was in development a few months before Dr. Tiller’s murder, but his death initiated the launch of our site a few days earlier than we planned. Since June of 2009, we’ve witnessed women’s health being attacked at both the state and federal levels – with the Pence Amendment and attacks on Title X as just the latest iteration of these assaults on women’s health. We’ve seen a huge backlash against the 2008 Progressive electoral victories. And we’ve participated in walks for choice. In short, we’ve been busy!
In addition to writing 1000 pro-choice blog posts, we’ve hosted four Tweetups and two online Choice Chats. Our next Tweetup will be in Long Beach during Pride Week in May. Stay tuned for more info about that.
Feminists for Choice would not be possible without the contributions of our writing team. All of us are volunteers, and this website is purely a labor of love. I cannot say thank you enough to all of the writers for sharing their time and talent with me. Without them, Feminists for Choice would just be my pro-choice ramblings . . . and I doubt very many folks would want to tune in regularly to read that.
Happy Women’s History Month to all of our readers. For the record, ya’ll have left 2571 comments as of March 21st – we appreciate you sharing your opinions with us, and we welcome the ongoing dialogue.
Here’s to the next 1000 posts!
Serena is a freelance writer who enjoys baking, protesting, and playing with little dogs.