Welcome! I’m Mary Long and I am the Founder of Herstory Network.
I am absolutely convinced that the healing of this world will be brought about by women, but first we have to heal ourselves. We can no longer wait for someone to rescue us, we must rescue ourselves. How do we do that? Together. We do it together. By going within. By asking questions about why we believe what we believe. By challenging the status quo and refusing to be silent any longer.
We all have a voice that needs to be heard and we all have a right to be heard. After the Women’s March I made a promise to myself that I would no longer allow fear to keep me quiet about the things that really mattered, and this website is one step in keeping that promise.
I’ve seen many heated exchanges on social media regarding the latest attempts to take away women’s right to autonomy over their own bodies. It’s understandable, and those of us with clear heads and working brains are enraged at the audacity and cruelty of this administration.
But here’s the thing you have to keep reminding yourself when you want to debate the people who are overjoyed that abortion is becoming outlawed; you’re not going to reach them.
No matter how much you argue or present them with facts and logic, you will not change their minds. Don’t waste your energy.
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I have taken a lot of heat for saying this in the past, but I’ll say it again; I feel sorry for those who still support the man in the white house.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a saint. I get just as pissed off at the hate and ignorance as everyone else.
But deep down, I pity those people. I pity the lives they’re living, filling their minds and hearts every day with division, blame and doomsday prophecies.
I’ve seen the footage of the hate rallies. I’ve seen them chanting gleefully to ‘lock her up’ and ‘build a wall’. I’ve watched as they’ve cheered as their leader insults and belittles and name calls others. I’ve seen the vile t-shirts they wear and I’ve seen them spewing their vitriol at the press. These people are joined together by their fear, hate and anger. They go to these rallies to fuel themselves with more of it.
I was thinking about this yesterday while attending a Democratic rally in Chicago. (Yes Obama was there and we all delightfully LOST OUR SHIT!!!)
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