One Day, There Will Be No “Despite”

Ever notice there’s a commonality between all descriptions of women’s achievements?DESPITEDespite harassment. Despite undermining. Despite prejudice. Despite misogyny. Despite bullying. Despite trauma. Despite doubts about our ability. Despite attempts to exclude, vilify, and denigrate based on our femaleness, and gender based physicality, emotional and psychological capacity or tendency.Despite, despite and more fucking despite.When we can say we got there, stayed safe and made it because we could, rather than despite systemic opposition, abuse or harassment, we can know we need to stop fighting.Until then, we fight.