Do you understand that your quality of life and your survival are tied to how authentic and generous the connections are between you and the people and place you live with and in?
— adrienne maree brown, “Emergent Strategy”
What is it that makes a person the very person that she is, herself alone and not another, an integrity of identity that persists over time, undergoing [bodily] changes and yet still continuing to be — until she does not continue any longer?
— Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Being a feminist is not about defining the world as patriarchy or matriarchy, or even about correcting the notion that gender determines abilities. It is about building equality into all of our social and economic ecosystems.