I am a feminist.
I’m also a theatre nerd and fangirl and actual nerd, but before everything else, I’m a feminist.
Over the past year in my area, there has been an effort called The Girl Project, which takes the writings of teenage girls and their stories and insecurities and annoyances and puts it all into one big show.
And it’s amazing.
Words can’t even really describe how emotional and SPOT ON it was about the American Media’s subjugation of women and insecurities and trying to love yourself and not fitting the norm and stereotypes and everything,
I think I cried twice, and not because I was sad (yes I cry easily, but only at sad things usually), but because it was so emotionally POWERFUL that I just had no other way of dealing with the emotion.
It’s actually going to be an annual thing, with the next group starting in January, and I think I want to try out.
After the show, there was a Q&A and almost all of the girls involved said that the experience really opened their eyes to feminism and how disgusting the world can be.
Now I went because I’m already a die-hard feminist. Some people I know went because a friend of mine was actually in it, but other than that most of the audience was parents or older women.
And that made me a little angry.
This is feminism!
It’s girl power!
We need to empower today’s girls!
And around then was when I was reminded of just how into promoting female empowerment I am. I believe in it with every fiber of my being and just maybe it might play into what I want to do with my life.
FEMINISM IS MY JAM