Tenderness is often treated like “oversensitivity” or weakness – but these wonderful insights show how being tender with ourselves and others can be exactly what we need.
“Are you a boy or a girl?” For many of us, there’s no simple way to explain our gender – and that can be a difficult and lonely place to be. Read this author’s moving coming out story to see how anyone is capable of making assumptions about gender that are limiting and invalidating. Have you made those assumptions? Read on to expand your thinking.
Ever been told you’re “too sensitive” about oppression? After microaggressions and other moments that are supposedly “no big deal,” many of us are expected to swallow our feelings and move on. That expectation shows a lack of empathy for the histories of oppressed people. This article shows that your sensitivity is not a weakness, but a powerful source of change.