Anita Crandall

When I was younger the voice of feminism was strength and power and finding your own way in life, being able to stand up and take care of yourself, not being dependent on a man for anything. It was really important for me to chart my own path and to make sure that I was responsible for myself. Now that I’m older, it’s different. It’s not that those things are any less important. But the degree of feminism I have now is the ability to love deeply, to love wholly and completely—to love without any sort of constraints. That’s what feminism is for me today: that ability to be open, receptive, and loving, and to love unconditionally.

-Anita Crandall, Community Advocate, Civic Activist, Feminist, San Diego, CA