“I meant this to be personal not political, (but the personal is, oh you know…) but I can’t avoid it because at nearly 40 I know much more of the world than I did at 16 and now I can see that the problem isn’t small with only me as its isolated victim. It’s vast and keeping us all down and it’s shaped me over the years to dream of something better for anyone. Where once I wanted to be taken seriously as person, now I wish to be taken seriously as a gender. I want to live to see my sisters equally represented in positions of power. I want our governing bodies, the world over, to truly represent our whole society. Give me 51 female senators and 218 female representatives in my own country’s federal government. Give all my sisters equal pay and equal opportunities or rise to commercial positions of power. Bring us all up and punish those who strive to keep us down through sexual and physical violence, through words and actions, so that we may have justice with equality. For my next 40 years that is my fondest wish, to live to see a world in which women can see a reflection of their true selves.”
Please do click the link above to read more from Ajax Bell. Really beautiful, powerful stuff.