Thank you @the.wing for giving me such a warm welcome this evening, the few women I’ve met already and the ones I’ve yet to speak to. I have to be honest and say how nervous I was to become a member, I actually avoided the space for a couple of weeks, wondering if I had made the right decision 😐. Feeling included in a space that I know don’t include many women that look like me was a little bit of a risk. I’m always looking to not be the only one in the room, but it happens more often than not, and I’m ok with taking up the space because I know I deserve to be there. The first event I chose to attend tonight was a heavy topic of inclusion, race, and community and I heard a lot that would maybe make someone else think twice 😄but it also was what made me want to stay. I appreciate the approach that was taken and was pleased to see how much everyone listened, the ACTION is next and I’m looking forward to seeing the growth. I will continue to take up spaces that others may not see as FOR me and help create spaces that are. This keychain says it all! I do what the fuck I want. @the.wing seems like a good place to continue that journey.
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