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A Letter To You and Me on International Women's Day

. Thursday, 8 March 2018 .
We cannot rise until all of us can. Until we treat each other as equals, no matter the gender, race, sexual orientation, shape, size, disability etc. Your feminism means nothing if it doesn't include ALL of us.

If your #lifteachotherup concept doesn't include people of colour, our trans sisters, non-binary, people with disability, and all women, then sis who is it for?

Not all of us fit into the aesthetic that come with the #girlboss trend nowadays and I can't help but wonder when did "gals supporting gals" only be a thing if they fit a certain narrative and aesthetic? Feminism isn't just pretty photos, Instagram aesthetics, the girl gangs and cliques and #squadgoals. I'm so uncomfortable when people capitalise on this and only do it because it's the latest 'it' thing to do. Supporting each other isn't always pretty or easy.


Sometimes it's calling out problematic behaviour (respectfully, of course, and always with love). It's open and honest conversations, empathy and being humble enough to listen without getting defensive. It's being brave enough to own your voice with conviction, even if it feels like you're standing alone.

#Pressforprogress this International Women's Day. The little things we do collectively make a big impact. One of the things I'm committing to is making my blog a safe place for everyone. While I can only speak and write from my own experience as a straight, able-bodied, woman of colour, I want more representation, voices heard, and experience shared. I'll be speaking up even when it feels like I'm alone in my thoughts and feelings. Especially then.

Ceilings are being shattered, tables are being built to seat all of us at that metaphorical table. Do your part. Be kinder. Make your circle more inclusive.

I live in a world that constantly makes me feel like it isn't for me because of the way I look, the colour of my skin, and all the other things that make an outsider. I call bullshit on that. I'm here. I'm showing up anyway. And I'm going to MAKE IT WERK.

Yours in solidarity, power, and love. Happy International Women's Day! You are pretty fucking magical ๐Ÿ’–
We cannot rise until all of us can. Until we treat each other as equals, no matter the gender, race, sexual orientation, shape, size, disability etc. Your feminism means nothing if it doesn't include ALL of us.

If your #lifteachotherup concept doesn't include people of colour, our trans sisters, non-binary, people with disability, and all women, then sis who is it for?

Not all of us fit into the aesthetic that come with the #girlboss trend nowadays and I can't help but wonder when did "gals supporting gals" only be a thing if they fit a certain narrative and aesthetic? Feminism isn't just pretty photos, Instagram aesthetics, the girl gangs and cliques and #squadgoals. I'm so uncomfortable when people capitalise on this and only do it because it's the latest 'it' thing to do. Supporting each other isn't always pretty or easy.


Sometimes it's calling out problematic behaviour (respectfully, of course, and always with love). It's open and honest conversations, empathy and being humble enough to listen without getting defensive. It's being brave enough to own your voice with conviction, even if it feels like you're standing alone.

#Pressforprogress this International Women's Day. The little things we do collectively make a big impact. One of the things I'm committing to is making my blog a safe place for everyone. While I can only speak and write from my own experience as a straight, able-bodied, woman of colour, I want more representation, voices heard, and experience shared. I'll be speaking up even when it feels like I'm alone in my thoughts and feelings. Especially then.

Ceilings are being shattered, tables are being built to seat all of us at that metaphorical table. Do your part. Be kinder. Make your circle more inclusive.

I live in a world that constantly makes me feel like it isn't for me because of the way I look, the colour of my skin, and all the other things that make an outsider. I call bullshit on that. I'm here. I'm showing up anyway. And I'm going to MAKE IT WERK.

Yours in solidarity, power, and love. Happy International Women's Day! You are pretty fucking magical ๐Ÿ’–

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