As many of you may already know, March is National Women’s History Month here in the United States, and it is a time where we reflect upon the history of women in our society and abroad. Normally (In my opinion), it is only cisgendered women who receive recognition during this month. Every year when I hear the first announcements about the celebration of this month, I always feel like something is missing, but I could never quite put my finger on it.
Finally, this year I was able to identify it. WHERE IS THE CELEBRATION OF MY TRANS SISTERS? WHERE IS THE HISTORY ABOUT THE WOMEN WHO BROKE THE MOLD OF HOW THEY SHOULD ACT? WHERE ARE MY REBELS WHO JUST DIDN’T GIVE A DAMN? Why is it that I have never heard their stories? Why was I never taught their names? The answer to this question is because their histories, like many other histories throughout time, have been eliminated from history textbooks and swiped under the rug.
Knowing this now, I have decided to learn all that I can regarding women who’s stories are rarely heard in today’s society. One of my fist stops on this month’s journey lead me to this article about 10 pioneers in women in history (Who I have never heard of before)