External: Help build more and stronger connections between the Feministing community and smaller blogs, activists, and thinkers doing important and too-often unrecognized work.
Personal: Do less. I’ve totally got Perfect Girl Having It All Syndrome. My big goal in 2013 is to slow down and not try to make it all happen at once. Of course, I’ve already got way too many plans for the year than I can probably accomplish, so we’ll see how that goes…
External: Help make Feministing more sustainable. Oh, and there’s the constant project of of continuing to challenge the feminist community to incorporate a gender analysis that goes beyond the compulsory gender binary (this can be over someday maybe please?)
External: Help make the online feminist movement a more sustainable, more innovative and more empowered space for social justice work. #femfuture
Personal: Quit beating myself up for shit that doesn’t matter, and think about why I am doing it rather than doing it!
Personal: Meditate. I discovered this amazing practice years ago and it really transformed me and brought me to where I am. But I have much further to go and I need to recommit to meditating.
Personal: Forgive myself for the sexism I’ve internalized and direct at myself. I certainly need to keep deconstructing and resisting these impulses, but none of us are immune to our environment, and beating myself up doesn’t help.
External: Destroy the patriarchy. I think that has to be our goal every year until it’s done, right?