Why I Abandoned A Medium Publication I Struggled to Join

The only time someone blocked me on Medium

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Waving Goodbye Photo by Alexandre Croussette on Unsplash
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Rejected from his publications, featured on P. S. I Love You. (Photo Credit: Personal Screenshot, author’s personal photo)

Then he found me.

It felt good to be asked, to be seen, to be wanted, to be worthy.

Why I walked away from it

Before any of this, I worried about being counter-culture in the culture he created.

I’d read his piece. I’d read her piece. I made no connection in my mind.

So I went to the Slack to say, “Hey, what’s up with the mean post?”

So, like many others, I chose out.

I don’t like the feeling of a man having power over me.

“No hard feelings”? Honestly, I do have feelings about it. And they’re hard.

That was my model: stay true to myself, write what I feel passionate about, and hopefully find a way to be successful doing it.

I left his publication, and he blocked me.

When they go low, we go high.

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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