Not too long ago I wore my beloved 'Radical Feminist' shirt to work. Now it's not written in a fancy script, nor is it embellished with pictures or designs. It is black with big bold white lettering that states to the world "Hey world, I, Hillary, am a Radical Feminist...now bite me!" My smack talk… Continue reading Does My ‘Radical Feminist’ Shirt Make You Uncomfortable?
From a young age, my grandmother would remind me about the beauty and benefits of big hips. This was before the Kardashians made them a thing that society marvels at. She would tell me how as a young woman, she and her sisters had large hips and that their large hips were where they held… Continue reading How My Grandmother was the First to Promote Body Positivity in My Life
I have been getting back into spoken word lately, and I have been really digging Blythe Baird. Her work provides inspiration, and shines light on modern day sexism. Her poetry is honest and powerful. She is the voice of many young women, including myself. Watching her fills me with emotion, and I'm sitting here snapping… Continue reading Keeping Feminism in Our Pockets
The other day a few of my professional peers and I were walking past a pub, when a group of men did what every woman dreads...cat-called. They started with the whistles, then they hey Hey HEY (their volume dramatically increasing due to their agitation that comes with being ignored), and then came the very worst… Continue reading Responding to Cat-calls
This video always makes me chuckle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKDtncY0Rwk I have had conversations like this in the past, when I was beginning to identify myself as being a feminist. I had believed that there were concrete rules to being a feminist, such as what type of music I should be listening to and how I dressed.… Continue reading Am I A Bad Feminist?
Feminism seems to be an uncomfortable topic for most. Even more uncomfortable is labeling oneself as a feminist. The label seems to ooze so many negative ideas and stereotypes in people's minds. More often, for men. Talking to the men in my life it seems that being labeled a 'feminist' makes them seem too feminine,… Continue reading Men…Feminists.
While shopping at the mall recently I came across a sweatshirt that said "Feminism: The radical notion that women are people" printed boldly on the front. A few days later as I shopped on Forever 21, I found a shirt that boldly stated that the wearer was a 'Feminist'. As a self-proclaimed feminist it is enjoyable to… Continue reading Feminist Attire; Advocating for Gender Equality or Just a New Fad?