I wrote a letter to the editor in support of my state's protecting women's sports bill. I opened it explicitly as "I write as a woman, a Democrat, and a feminist." That's because I don't think my letter will persuade anyone, but I want it to give heart to the "silent majority" inside the Democratic party and feminist/lefty circles. I encouraged people to read the text of the act for themselves, rather than believe it is "anti-trans." So hopefully I can encourage some people to investigate, and give some people some hope that they are not alone.
But I'm scared, of course. The paper said they have to print your name and city, and normally print your email address unless you request not to. I requested they not print my email address, but...it's hard to trust in this day in age.
But there's a voice in the back of my head that's like, "Let 'em come for me. I said nothing unreasonable. I don't want to live like a coward."
Wish me luck!