It’s easy to think that feminism is a singular cause. It’s the fight for women to make a space open to women…no, not only a space but a normalcy for women’s rights, their stories, their truths and their testimony. But not everything regarding women can be so easily boxed. Minority rights and how women of color are viewed, is as poignant a cause, which needs as much, if not more attention. Minority women have a double burden, they face both racism and sexism. They are shining heroes who must rise above privilege, the privilege of both white men and women, and the privilege that men hold in general. There are many women who can bear witness to this double binding, who have fought and spoken to loosen their shackles and…Open Wide the Freedom Gates. A memoir by Dorothy Height, it is more than just her story but the story of hundreds and thousands of women, mostly black, who pushed, marched, cried, spoke, prayed, sang, preached, and rallied, for the cause of women and civil rights. This post is dedicated to the testimony of Dorothy Height.