Some of our tight places are huge & long term: disability, illness, hunger, war, racism, sexism, & displacement.
Some are medium & medium term: unemployment, depression, debt.
Some are small & short term: the wrong paint color, my new tights got a run in them, a broken washing machine.
Sometimes we get all disordered in our thinking about tight places: we might mistake medium for large, small for large, and so on. And then we spend a large amount of energy on a small problem, or not enough on a large problem. Like, we might think that our kitchen faucet is ugly and that it's a big problem. It's not. Or that we don't need to worry about discrimination against another person or group because it's not us. But it is us, and we do.
So here's to keeping perspective on all that.
Girls in Tight Places is a space to discuss all kinds of tight places, and the good and bad things these places bring to our lives.
How do we deal with them?
Who do we tell our stories to?
What do we learn from them?
What can we learn from one another & our tight places?
And what does legwear have to do with all this?
How do we stretch out of them, learn to love them, figure out how to change them?
Here's a list of posts that specifically address our tight places:
Professor Claire L.
A Series of Juxtapositions