“When I invited these women to Sassafras, a lot of them hadn’t reconciled with wearing dresses. I had these tutus made, these promlike dresses, these ‘costumes’ of femininity, and the first day I asked them to put them on they were red-faced, hiding in the bathroom, feeling that tortured, humiliated feeling. They experienced death in a way: of the ego, of your identity. “The next year when I got there they were all already wearing them; two were hiking in their tutus! They had re-appropriated those symbols.”
I just ordered Cass Bird’s Rewilding. I pretty much need it right away.