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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.

The Arrogance of Youth

Remember when we were teenagers and thought we knew everything and we wished all the older people would just sit down and be quiet because they bored us? You know how we look back now and realize what arrogant and ignorant little shits we were and how glad we are that nobody gave us too much actual power before we had the wisdom and experience to know how to handle it?

I’m very happy to see the passion and commitment coming from the young people in our country. It is truly inspiring and gives me great hope for the future.

But I recently read an interview in New York Magazine with Parkland shooting survivor and teenage activist David Hogg. In it he’s quoted as saying ‘Older democrats just won’t move the fuck off the plate and let us take control.’

This kid is eighteen years old. He seriously believes that those of us who have decades of insight and knowledge of how life and politics work should step aside and let the teenagers take control.

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The Question We Should Keep Asking

We have gotten so used to the hypocrisy and illogical rationalization of this administration that often times we don’t ask the questions that should be asked.

Ever since we found out about the zero tolerance policy at the border there is one question that I haven’t heard asked.

What were they planning on doing with the children they stole from their parents?

According to this administration and everyone who supports it, illegal immigrants are ruining this country. There’s too many of them and we need to ship them out.

So, ask yourself why children were separated from their parents with no way to identify who they belonged to so they could be reunited and leave together. Ask yourself why a great many of these parents were deported back to their country without their children.

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