I think it’s very important to support the creative works of other women in a feminist context. I also think that it’s important to comment on what others have written to help them to feel seen and heard. We feminists must work harder than others to be acknowledged and MAGO has been a beacon in the night for those of us who continue to choose this life -path.
On a personal level, as an animal communicator, an ethologist (that is one who studies animals in their natural settings) and as a naturalist, I believe that feminists sometimes overlook how important the relationships that we have forged with other non-human species are to feminism and to the fate of the Earth.
MAGO creates space for what used to be called eco-feminism, the idea and belief that what happens to women is also happening to the earth (which was eventually dismissed by many feminists as being an oversimplification). I feel completely comfortable writing about the relationship between the goddess (nature) the animals that I encounter and myself on this site. I am feeling profoundly grateful to Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and the rest of the MAGO staff for providing me with the much-needed template to explore these interconnections at a deeper level and to encourage others to do so as well.