The Women in Housing series is a month-long project featuring the voices, stories, and experiences of women who currently or formerly work in housing and residence life. Today's post was written by Stacy Oliver-Sikorski.
Did you notice that there wasn't a new post yesterday in the series? Be honest.
You may have assumed that there was simply no post scheduled or ready for publication. Maybe you thought I was busy and forgot.
The missed day, specifically on March 15, was intentional.
As the series comes together to celebrate the voices and stories of women from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, we must also pause to remember that there are women who aren't able to tell their stories. There are women for whom it isn't safe to speak out because of their current personal or professional situations. Because of their identities. Because of the political climate in our country and the world. Because hypermasculinity still permeates parts of our culture.
In honor of those women whose voices are silenced, we mark the halfway point of Women's History Month and the Women in Housing series with silence. We leave a space for the stories we won't or can't hear as a reminder to open more spaces and allow those stories to be told.
Below are just a few resources on women's marginalized identities that I have found valuable and would encourage you to read and consider.
What other resources would you add or recommend?
The Women in Housing series is sponsored by Adirondack Solutions.