Ela, a good LJ and Gaia Online friend, wrote this beautiful piece:
I wont hide who I am, I wont tone it down and I wont compromise. I’m not the one that needs changing.
The solution to me wearing my pentacle at school as a teacher is not to not wear it or hide it under my shirt; the solution is to make it so that the pentacle is an acceptable symbol in the larger society.
The solution to my feminism, passion for the environment and other social issues is not to tone it down or shut it up, but to make it so that the problems I feel so strongly about are GONE. I am not the problem.
I’m going to change the system. Are you?