The Vision for Everyday Feminism

We want to live in a world where every person (and we mean every single person) is treated with respect, directs their own lives, and reaches their full potential.

We want this to be true for every woman, man, adult, child, black, Asian, Latino, indigenous, white, gay, lesbian, transgender, straight, poor, rich, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, disabled, able bodied, immigrant, refugee, citizen, and every other group of people on this planet.

Why? Because we’re all human beings who feel love and pain just like you.

But standing in the way of this dream, is the everyday violence, dominance, and silencing used against individual people and communities that leaves them struggling with fear, pain, and shame.

Everyday so many of us are abused, raped, attacked, exploited, objectified, discriminated against, bullied, dismissed, and ignored because of our gender, sexual orientation, race, class, age, and every other difference we can imagine.

Too often we feel alone, ignored, and silenced as we struggle to heal and reclaim our lives.

It doesn’t need to be this way.

And even though it’s happening everyday, we don’t talk about it with our family and friends. We don’t teach our children how to stand up for themselves. We don’t know how to prevent it or heal from it afterwards. Instead we hope that by not talking about it, it won’t happen to us.

But look around. Silence hasn’t stopped anything. It has only made us struggle alone.

It doesn’t need to be this way.

Everyday Feminism seeks to support caring individuals and communities who see every person, including ourselves, as full human beings who deserve to be free to pursue our own happiness and meaning in life. Our compassion and desire for happiness calls on us to take responsibility for:

  • Treating ourselves and each other with respect
  • Protecting ourselves and our loved ones from harm
  • Standing up against people who want to hurt us and others
  • Supporting each other in living fully and freely Together we can free ourselves to be who we are, love who we love, and live in peace.

Together we can free ourselves to be who we are, love who we love, and live in peace.

This is our dream. 

Sandra Kim is the Founder & Editor of Everyday Feminism. She brings together her personal and professional experience with trauma, personal transformation, and social change and gives it all a feminist twist.