She Has Risen!
She Has Risen!
All things female.
Illustrations, type, thoughts and events.
We live in an era where #intersectional #feminism has saturated what some are referring to as the fourth wave. #Intersectionality can be defined as each of our unique experiences of life based on a multitude of identifying factors — gender, race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexuality, etc. Adding intersectionality to feminism broadens the focus of issues beyond middle-class white women, to the additional discrimination faced by #women who are a part of other minority groups.
Empathy can be an expression of love. I can’t claim to love the woman next to me if I don’t listen to her, if I don’t try to understand her, if I don’t stand up for her. Can you truly call yourself a #feminist if you don’t advocate for the rights of all women?
Be aware of your surroundings. Lace your keys between your fingers when you walk to your car. Never take a drink from a stranger and never leave your drink uncovered. Screaming "fire" is the best way to get someone to help you. Go out in groups. Always assume he has ulterior motives. Hairspray can be used as pepper spray. Make eye contact so you can describe his face. Wait until your friend is inside her home before driving away. Don't wear a ponytail because that's easier to grab you with. Wear shoes you can run away in.
Arrangement created for matching tattoos on a family of three women.
One of the defining characteristics of the third wave #feminist movement was the value they placed on girlhood. They elevated the idea that high femininity can be just as empowering and threatening as the masculinity and androgyny that saturated first and second wave feminism. This embrace of the aggressive-girly cocktail comes to musical fruition with the birth of the #riotgrrrl feminist punk movement in the early ‘90s.
It’s funny how some people maintain the view that if a woman isn’t ultra feminine, then she’s not a woman at all. But if she’s overtly feminine, she must be stupid or immature. Who can we please?
Today, I choose to please myself.
New York, NY