I don’t need to tell you that societal pressure can be a downer for everyone sometimes. But women, collectively, understand the shame, critique and derogation directed toward them on varying scales, on a daily basis.
And that shit is tiring.
So, sometimes, I want to forget about patriarchal bullshit and feel awesome about being female.
I’ve compiled a little list of my favourite videos to watch when I want to hear awesome women speak the truth.
The Period Poem by Dominique Christina. I watch this all the time.
Ashley Judd’s “Nasty Woman” Speech at the Washington Women’s March. Makes me super emotional.
We Should All Be Feminists. Cimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Emma Watson HeForShe Campaign 2014 United Nations
Mayim Bialik ‘girl’ vs ‘woman’ I think about this a lot!
Misty Copeland & Barack Obama on race, body image & staying humble. Love both of these people.
These are all videos I’ve stumbled across on YouTube, kind of by accident. When compiling this list, I searched for a while for new videos along the same vein, but actually really struggled to find anything. So, I would really appreciate any of your suggestions please!
Are there any videos you’ve seen that just make you feel like:
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