In adding this new component to my identity, I realized that my identity is malleable and changes as the conditions of society shift through time.
But even so, I wasn’t completely sure what it meant to be a feminist, to fight for equality, to appreciate diversity.
All these aspects have consequential effects on peoples’ lives and histories, much like how various forms of oppression work together.
To diminish the complexity of these human experiences into a one-layered wave metaphor, which assumes the position that feminism is a singular concept, leads to a selective view of feminism that excludes underrepresented communities and individuals.
The wave metaphor ignores that inequities are the outcomes of intersections of different social locations, power relations and experiences.