It’s exhausting, navigating a digital world where media tactics have swayed the term 'feminist' into almost leaving a bad taste in one’s mouth. The headlines are initially laughable, but the outrage they manufacture is disturbing.
This ecosystem of solidarity and collectivisation based on being able to help each other in creating more success not only helps the individual, but also stands in direct contrast to the toxic ecosystem of patriarchy – and challenges it.
Female friendships are more important than we realise. They have allowed me to have a safe space for my personal and emotional growth. I feel much more understood when I am surrounded by women.
Misogyny functions in an ecosystem, where men are supported and protected at each level by one another.
Capitalist society which is afraid of confrontation and political incorrectness has fabricated several imposters of feminism (consumerist feminism being one of them) in recent years, each version more watered-down and grasping than the last.
This new year, I wish to continue deconstructing and reconstructing the foundations of our society. Here is my feminist resolution check list for 2019.
Here are twelve feminist artists whose work has encouraged serious engagement with questions of gender, sexuality, inclusivity, and intersectionality.
From breaking glass ceilings to widespread protests against sexual harassment, women were a force to be reckoned with in 2018.
I began letting go of my internalised misogyny when I realised that we only resort to hating other girls to try and empower ourselves, because that’s what we’ve been taught all along.
As a postmodern feminist, I realised that whenever I was speaking out, I was creating alternatives – possibilities for myself and others like myself.