I didn't realize how much patriarchy influenced my marriage until my husband and I sat down and talked.
My choice to attend a small high school meant that academics ruined my social life.
There was a part of me that was sure I was going to fail in a non-academic environment, but weeks went by and nothing bad happened. In fact, a whole lot of great things happened.
I tried finding communities outside of my faith, but nothing quite fit.
I was living the 'American Dream' and I gave it all up for a minimum wage job so I could be happy.
A few months ago, I was spending weeks pitching ideas about my experiences to various websites, struggling to get a reply. Today, I'm editing the Race Section at The Tempest.
Oh, the guilt. It was wrenching.
It wasn't easy and it didn't happen overnight. I'm definitely not perfect today.
Being a housewife isn't an archaic role. Through the years, I have learned to value the unique perspective on strength and feminism that my stay-at-home mom brings.