I would like to note that traveling to and from Bryn Mawr is usually very easy, however traveling from the college to anywhere on the East Coast during Thanksgiving is nearly impossible.
And so after a four and a half hour car ride to New York City, an additional 30 minute car ride to Scarsdale, New York (because I missed the last Monday night Jitney and spent the night with my BMC friend, Caroline), an hour long Metro North ride into the city again the next morning and then a three hour Jitney ride to the North Fork of Long Island, I finally arrived at my grandparents house in Southold yesterday evening.
Today I gorged myself on turkey, stuffing and pies, and in between peeks at material sure to be on my upcoming sociology finals, I had time to reflect on the multitude of things that I am immensely thankful for.
Furthermore, my mom sent me A Very Feminist Thanksgiving: Women have much to be thankful for in 2012, which was so great, I had to share.
The article affirms that in the midst of political turmoil, women have so much to be thankful for politically, including; The contraception mandate, the record number of women in Congress, pro-choice electoral wins, and Hillary Clinton having the last laugh.
Personally, I am especially thankful for the record number of women in Congress; twenty seats in the Senate and 78 in the House. And for the first time in history, the Democratic caucus of the House will not be a majority of white men. I am also particularly thankful that I had the opportunity to intern for one of these female Democratic Senators this summer. And I am thankful for all of the female role models I met throughout the year, including Sandra Day O’Connor, Gloria Steinem and Heidi Heitkamp.
But most importantly I am thankful for my Bryn Mawr education, which majorly contributes to my understanding of how incredibly thankful I should be of these experiences.