How to make a dress for your female ally
If you think the phrase “female ally” is too broad, think again.
While it’s often used to describe anyone in a group that helps or protects the marginalized, a growing number of women have begun to see themselves as such.
The word, once reserved for a group of women who wear makeup and carry weapons to fight oppression, has also come to refer to anyone who works alongside, supports, or defends marginalized groups.
“The notion of women as allies, to me, has become an umbrella term that encompasses anyone who has a relationship with the marginalized and wants to do good for them,” says Katherine M. Schoenfeld, who runs the nonprofit Gender Justice Project.
“It’s not about being a fighter for the marginalized.
It’s about being supportive, having compassion, being there for people.”
One example is Margo M. Todashek, a New Jersey-based entrepreneur and writer whose company, Margo’s Emotional Relief, provides emotional support and emotional health care to women.
“I don’t think of myself as an ally, but I think of Margo as an emotional warrior,” she says.
Margo, whose work focuses on empowering women and their children, has started using the word “emotional warrior” to describe herself.
The company provides emotional counseling for women, who are also tasked with helping families of victims of domestic violence.
The women also work with schools and community groups to develop strategies to combat the violence against women.
A few years ago, M.T.T., who lives in New Jersey, started using an alias to publicly identify as a female ally.
“As a person who has been through so much, I have the experience that I can’t change the past,” she said in an interview.
“What I can do is help create a future where it’s easier for me to do things, where it is easier for people to be able to see and support me.”
Margo Todeshek Courtesy of M.M.T./Margo’s.
Emotional Support and Mental Health Services In addition to helping people who have experienced domestic violence, Marge’s Empathizes offers emotional support services to women, children, and people with disabilities.
In addition, Mandy Todechek helped her son, who suffers from autism, learn to love and connect to others.
Mandy is also the founder of a nonprofit organization called Women Against Violence.
“One of the things that I try to do is provide a safe space where people can come to be supported,” Mandy says.
She is also a writer, who describes herself as a “gender-fluid feminist” and an advocate for gender equality and racial justice.
Marge M. Terasheks Courtesy of Women Against Violent.
Gender Justice Projects has been around since 2009.
In 2014, the organization launched a website to document its work, which includes documenting its work to empower women and girls.
“Our mission is to provide emotional support for survivors, and to provide mental health services for survivors,” says Todachek.
“We’re here to serve women, our sisters, and their families.
It really is a very intimate and intimate thing.”
A recent report by the Center for Women and Gender in Business and Economics, published in March, found that in the United States, there are over 300,000 women and gender nonconforming people in prison, a number that is growing.
M.G.T.’s Empathize has been instrumental in helping to transform a small number of such organizations into larger, multidisciplinary, and diverse ones.
But the organization is not limited to women and women of color.
“In our community, we know we can’t always count on one person to be the focal point of the movement,” Todax says.
“But if we are willing to listen and work together, then we can transform a lot of communities.”