This is a brief timeline of some of the events that have shaped me and my feminist advocacy over the past ten years.

Content Warning: sexual assault, suicide

2010

Graduated from high school while in an abusive relationship.

Coerced to have sex with a man many years older than me.

2011

Had my first abortion.

2012

Second abortion.

Volunteered at my first women’s center.

Fell in love with a woman for the first time, came out as bisexual.

2013

Recovery from mental illness and addiction.

Sexually assaulted by a friend at a party.

2014

Read Andrea Dworkin and Sheila Jeffreys for the first time.

Raped by my ex.

2015

My mom commits suicide to escape an abusive relationship.

Learned about the dairy and egg industries — go vegan.

2016

Met Alex, my partner.

Did a bunch of animal activism together.

2017

Co-found animal rights organization centered on radical feminist principles.

Learned to code.

2018

Rescue over 26 animals from slaughterhouses and abusive situations.

Kicked out of our home, organization, and physically assaulted. No one cared because I was labeled a "TERF".

Got my first job in tech.

2019

Fired from software engineer job for writing about feminism.

Create my own spaces for feminist tech and writing.


M. K. is a feminist writer and activist. Subscribe to get her latest posts directly in your inbox.