Feminism as a Lifestyle

darraghDarragh Dandurand, 22

As a kid I remember being acutely aware of gender relations and issues of inequality between women and men. I constantly asked questions about why it seemed that the self-confidence of most women was directly linked to the amount of makeup they were wearing and why men could urinate outside and walk around shirtless. I wanted to know why my brilliant LEGO creations were not as impressive as the curtsey I was trained to perform when I greeted my older relatives. And I desperately wanted to find out which of my cultural foremothers was just so terrible that when boys were called out for “acting like a girl” it was figuratively the worst thing that could ever happen to them.

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Mental Health & Dealing with Depression

Perfect1Erin Bagwell, 27
Brooklyn, NY

Although I have always been a relatively happy person, I tumbled into depression my senior year of high school. At the time I wasn’t exactly sure what was wrong, but in retrospect I’ve begun to understand. I was scared of going to college, scared because I didn’t know what I was doing, scared of having to live up to myself. And just generally lost. The worst part of this experience was the shame and the guilt I felt for being depressed. I chose to hide it from my family and my closest friends. It was a nightmare to just manage the pain I felt, but then to have to hide it felt even more overwhelming.

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August Writing Topic: Take a Risk

augFeminism is a unique perspective to view the world around you and yourself through a new lens. It allows you to dissect and understand the structure of society so you can formulate your own ideas, thoughts and opinions, and make your own decisions about how you want to act, think, or dress.

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The Introverted Feminist

maggie1Maggie Kerry
Feminist Wednesday Social Media Team

I am shy.  I am quiet.  I am incredibly sensitive.  I am an introvert.

These are the four traits that I love about myself, I wouldn’t be the gal that I am without them.  There are times (a lot of times) that I forget that though.  These traits often make it hard to find my place in the world as a feminist.

I spend a lot of time in my bedroom.  It is the place where I feel my most confident being a feminist- it is like my little feminist castle and I am the queen.  I am surrounded by my cabinet of curiosities, my comforts, my cats, my wardrobe, my thoughts, my ideas, and the sounds of Jenny Lewis crooning from my laptop.  My exceptionally handsome boyfriend occasionally spends the night.

I often feel lonely though, not that lonely in general type of feeling, but the feeling of loneliness as an introverted feminist.   

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Feminist Wednesday Founder Erin Wears Betty the Beaver Pin on FOX News

BettyLast Wednesday to launch the Dream, Girl Kickstarter campaign I was invited to be part of Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton. I have never been on national TV, let alone LIVE TV so it was quite an experience. I had a really awesome time and it is great to have women like Deirdre on your side who care about showcasing and sharing women’s stories. Click here to watch the interview!

The Betty the Beaver pin was made by our own copywriter, Feminist Wednesday University Ambassador, and cat enthusiast Chelsea Conaway!

Street Harassment: NOT a Compliment

15386609252943.71borC3mXnWfOSXMuYrb_height640Emilee Russell
Feminist Wednesday University Ambassador

When I first learned of this month’s topic, I was excited that some light would be shed on this subject, but I was kind of at a loss as to what to write about. I could, as almost every woman could, recall every inappropriate advance or embarrassing encounter. I could have recounted the first time I was jeered at in a gas station or hollered at by a passing car. I could have thought back to high school and described my frustration when, after my teammates and I were harassed by male classmates while we ran stair laps, I was told by my mother that “that’s what boys do.”

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Feminist Wednesday Films Presents

For the last six months Feminist Wednesday has been busy at work with the help of our production team creating the trailer for the (soon to be produced) documentary Dream, Girl. Our goal is to redefine what it means to be a boss by interviewing female founders on what it takes and looks like to be a leader. Our mission, as always, is to share the stories of inspiring women so that you can see that power in yourself.

Take 15 seconds to view a teaser clip of our full four minute trailer and Kickstarter campaign out this Feminist Wednesday!

 

 

Meet Sofia from Drum & Lace

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Sofia Hultquist
Founder of Drum & Lace

Tell us a little about yourself and what you do?

My name is Sofia, I’m a musician and founder of Drum & Lace, an audio company that aims to create music for up and coming designers in fashion and beauty industries. My background is in Film Scoring and Music Tech, but I’ve had a love for fashion since being a little girl growing up in Florence, Italy.

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