Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Final Change

I wavered for about three months with the title of my blog.

A Womyn's Ecdysis was the name for over two years. And then I felt an itch. An itch to change that reflected the restlessness inside.

I renamed it Disobedience to reflect the hard core rebellion of mainstream feminism and societal values.

And while that still holds true, disobedience is a part of me. It's a part of my feminism, but I am so much more than a reactive action. I am more than the art and act of disobeying the rules or system.

Creativity, change, transformation, and revelation. These are the elements of my blog. They are the elements of me.

I decided to forego "WOMYN'S" and just go for "MY" because I have been thinking long and hard about a comment someone left about how the former has an unfavorable history with the transpopulation. It may have just been that one person, but it irked me. Nowhere in my blog, however unintentional, do I want folks or even one folk to feel like I am utilizing language that is exclusive. My language and life will forever be imperfect, but I will consistently strive for radical equality and inclusivity.

Ecdysis. The art of shedding and growing into new shapes and thoughts and theories. That is the backbone of my life and personal philosophy and have returned, permanently, to this name.

Please adjust your links and sidebars to reflect that.

Salamat!

5 comments:

  1. Any pointers on what the trans history with the term "womyn" is? Is this an extension of the "womyn-born-womyn" thing, or something else entirely?

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  2. can you describe a little bit about the tension between the word 'womyn' and the transpopulation?
    I'm really curious about that.

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  3. love the evolution. (and how the first four letters of evolution are "love" backward...but thats another trip)

    rock on hermana!

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  4. Nezua,
    Gracias for the kind palabras and for reading my broken espanol! Always good to hear from new commenters. Keeps me going.

    Cat.m. and Elizabeth, all I have is this link http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2008/04/23/expecting-more/#comments

    where a commenter on Feministe alluded to my use of the word "womyn" and its history of throwing transwomyn to the side. I'm not too knowledgeable on that history, I must be honest, but when folks write with that kind of forthrightness, I tend to believe them and (try) to read on my own. If I find or learn more, I'll definitely post. Thanks.

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