(Dianna Good Sky and Rosalie Fish mentioned with permission)
Who am I, I asked myself, to write about something I know nothing about? Who am I, I asked myself, to not? Who am I, Susan, euromuttwhitewoman, to align myself with Rosalie Fish, Dianna Good Sky, and more nativeamericanindigenouswomen, and their mission of equality? Rosalie’s passion is her mission. Her mission is her life. Her mission is to run for her life, for the life of her people. Her life. Their life. Not mine. Dianna’s passion is her word. Her word is her life. Her word is to tell the tale of her family, her father, their lives. Her life. Their life. Not mine. My passion is something I only learned about on a webpage, in a book, a magazine. Can it be my mission to write about it? It’s not my life. Or anyone’s I know.
I asked Rosalie, nativeamericanindigenouswoman, who am I to write about missing women, something I know nothing about.
Who are you? Who are you not, the athleteadvocateactivist said. Thank you for your time, your effort, your interest. Quote me. Contact me. Reference me. Ask me for more help. Ask me more questions. I will feed your time, your effort, your interest to this movement. I asked Dianna, nativeamericanindigenouswoman, who am I to write about missing women, something I know nothing about. Who are you? Who are you to not, my NavyChiefsisterfriend said. You are a woman, you are a leader, you are a caring human being. Thank you for caring. Caring leads to learning which leads to knowledge which leads to educating… to understanding… to forgiving… to healing… to loving… to equality.
Career Navy veteran, mother, and wife, Susan Wenzel’s diverse writing career spans more than three decades. She’s worked as a military technical writer, nonprofit environmental writer, and food/wine writer who published 30+ articles for nonprofit Whidbey Life Magazine. She currently writes for a woman-owned small business on Whidbey Island where she lives. In an effort to improve the quality of her work, she completed a Professional & Continuing Education Certificate in Editing, University of Washington in 2012 and is currently enrolled in a Professional and Creative Writing MA at Central Washington University with an anticipated graduation date of Spring, 2023.