Bitter to Better
“There is a time in our lives, usually in mid-life, when a woman has to make a decision - possibly the most important psychic decision of her future life - and that is, whether to be bitter or not."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Who We Are
I call South Gate, CA my home which is part of Southeast Los Angeles. I identify as a first-generation, an intersectional feminist, advocate, and Latina. I hold a Bachelor's in Sociology from CSULB and an MBA from Pepperdine University
Over the last 10 years, I have supported women’s issues through advocacy working alongside domestic violence survivors, becoming a National Storyteller and Patient Advocate with Planned Parenthood, and now creating this website to address these issues and solve them by helping women find their voice. The Bitter Woman is how I intend to destroy the patriarchy by empowering one woman at time.
Growing up in rural North Carolina, the word feminist was accompanied by negative tones and connotations. As I grew older, through open-mindedness and education, I learned the fundamentals of feminism and it was obvious to me that I had always been a feminist.
My feminism is continually growing as I read more, see more, and experience more of other women’s perspectives, thoughts, and beliefs. Every day I am more of a feminist than I was the day before. I hope to take my passion for feminism, which I am sorry to say has been more based in discussion than practice, and be more proactive. Through The Bitter Woman I intend to facilitate stories that represent, celebrate, challenge, and serve women in their fight for equality.
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