Maidenhood was easy. First on top of a table to shake my butt, I could metabolize tequila at rate so terrifying that there was a hundred dollar bet that I could out-drink a guy twice my size that I won. I wore stompy boots with sparkly laces to my cubeville job. Knowing how to own myself wasn’t a hard lesson for me, I did everything I was supposed to do as an empowered Maiden of the late 90’s/early 00’s. Majored in Women’s Studies in the biggest women’s college in the country, worked for the National Organization for Women, backpacked around Europe in an international pharmaceutical adventure, got my tummy pierced, got wings tattooed on my lower back, made my own money, all of it.
But no matter how much we may want it to be, maidenhood isn’t forever. But what would it mean for me, someone with no plans to have children, to become a mother? Part of my Pagan background is being a Dianic Wiccan and while we’ve talked about being a virgin doesn’t mean you’re a maiden, having a baby doesn’t necessarily make you a Mother and going through menopause doesn’t automatically grant you Cronehood. . . .Read the Rest Here