Celebrating Women

Badass women, trans & non-binary folks, and neurodiverse people

March 8th is international women’s day, but… Since gender is a social construct anyway, I’m celebrating women, trans & non-binary people, and neurodiverse folks.

So… hooray.

I would much rather be an outspoken pain in the ass than someone who always follows orders, even when those orders are immoral.

My husband would take this opportunity point out there does happen to be quite a bit of middle-ground between those two diametrically opposed comparisons. To which I might respond, to hell with diplomacy when there are fascist soldiers standing on your street corner with automatic rifles.

I want women to stop being incorrectly labelled with personality disorders when they have legitimate responses to trauma and burnout.

I want women of colour, trans women, and non-binary people to have equal access to mental health services.

I want —

Okay, I want a lot of things, but those are my top three for international women’s day this year.

So… is there, like, a santa claus or easter bunny-type representative for international women’s day? Where and to whom do I send my list?

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Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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