A writer and former professor from Gettysburg College visited ZeneZenama last week and interviewed our Director.  This was all very interesting, but the “a ha” moment for me was during a conversation with a young woman who mainly works with the organization’s finances.  She said that her reasons for considering herself to be a feminist come from what she saw in her mother during the war.  She was about 7 years old when the war began, and she recalls having to move a lot.  Her father was gone, and her mother had to provide for her and her brother.  She says that there was always some food, they always had water, and her mother worked very hard to ensure they had what they needed to survive.  She said that reflecting on the how her mother and other women dealt with these circumstances during the war is why she is a feminist today.

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