I’m really glad sharing stories/experiences/knowledge has the ability to create a virtual community providing support, hope and encouragement for those who feel isolated and voiceless. This was my experience growing up as a queer kid with the internet in my bedroom - online community literally saved my life and empowered me to learn about and fight the oppression I face. Unfortunately, I’ve found that the more conscious I am about issues, the more angry and sad I become; the less people I consider my friends and the more defeated I feel. On the opposite end of that though, I use that anger and that sadness to connect with others experiencing the same sort of oppression and to organize, discuss solutions, provide support and healing and just generally receive the benefits of a strong, supportive community. So, while you’ll continue to find your physical circles growing smaller, your favorite media more difficult to enjoy and, possibly, even feeling like you’re *too sensitive*, you are provided with an awesome community of support that will, in turn, give you the confidence and tools necessary to overcome the shittiness. Sure, you’ll still feel afraid, paranoid and defeated from time to time, but, in the long run, you will feel more empowered, confident and loved. This is why we need feminism. This is why we need spaces for women to feel safe sharing their experiences. This is why we need to weed feminist spaces of racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia and literally all other oppressive ideologies and practices. We need to depend on coalition and allyship. We need to stand with women who are the victims of domestic abuse worldwide just as much as we need to stand with all homeless queer youth, all Black youth susceptible to police brutality, all individuals with disabilities and neuroatypicalities, because when we don’t, we alientate the women who occupy these identities and erase their experience in the process. We need feminism. We need coalition. We need to share our experiences. And we need to validate one another. Always.