The Importance of Telling Her(story)

It was November 2008. I was a freshman at Grand Valley State University majoring in Criminal Justice. I volunteered my time to various causes and had multiple jobs to support my living expenses at the time. I was also in a relationship – my first ever relationship to be exact. I was on track toContinue reading “The Importance of Telling Her(story)”

Feminism is Yours to Define.

As I sit and reflect on the last 30 days of storytelling, I can’t help but to post my reflections on the themes highlighted by this amazing group of contributors.  I could identify with Robin’s sentiments of having never called her moments of empowerment a feminist experience and the impact of mass media on ourContinue reading “Feminism is Yours to Define.”

Fast Tail Tale

Accepting that my body type is not designed by myself is the most awakening experience of my life. Many opine about the bodies and shapes of young brown women who appear to look more like women than the girls idealized by social standards. Remarks like “You so fast!” “You think you grown!” “Who you thinkContinue reading “Fast Tail Tale”

Beautifully Imperfect. Fabulously Feminist.

“We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving… We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive onContinue reading “Beautifully Imperfect. Fabulously Feminist.”