I’m Starfury. No, not really, but for now I feel safer under a pseudonym. I’m working up my courage, and I’ll come clean at some point. Someone’s gotta be brave for the rest of us. Might as well be me… I just want to figure a little bit more about me, first.
This is going to be complicated. Probably not what you’ll expect. It will be harsh, it will be raw, and it will be open. To quote Yeats, I have only my dreams, and I have spread them under your feet.
Who am I? I am a woman who was raised in a patriarchal/fundamentalist/Quiverfull/conservative Christian family. I am a woman who has begun to realize that I am worth something, that I can amount to something, that I can be somebody. I am caught in the web that a black-and-white outlook on the world has created, and I am struggling to find the grey.