Alula’s Apples
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Alula’s Apples

What Horses Taught Me About Consent

The feminist movement to prevent assault and trauma applies to our animals as well.

Photo by Filip Urban on Unsplash

I learned the lesson most people assigned female at birth learn at a young age: your body is not your own. People tell you how you should dress, what weight and shape is ideal, how long your hair should be and how to style it. They will tell you to sit like a lady…

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Feminist writer Sarah Olson Michel explores ethical horsemanship with the help of her horse Alula.

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Sarah Olson Michel

Sarah Olson Michel

Feminist, scientist. Battling chronic illness. Horse crazy. (she/they)

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