“Affirming”: To affirm is to validate, confirm, state positively, to express dedication to.
To me, this word has a warm fuzzy connotation, a happy feeling of being supported and understood. A welcoming word, indicating that when I express myself, I will not be shot down by anyone’s false sense of superiority. A word meaning I am right and good and knowledgeable because I live and experience life from my own unique standpoint, just as you do.
I am feeling good about affirming women and women’s experience.