Welcome to Writes4Women’s newest space, where I will be writing reviews, opinion pieces, and human-interest stories, and providing a “millennial” perspective.
You can check out my first post here – and trust me, these Raging Grannies are not something to miss!
My name is Georgia, I’m 22-years-old, a lover of animals, books, writing, music, fashion, art, films, and all things EMPOWERING. I have dreamed of becoming a journalist and writer since childhood with the goal of educating, empowering and inspiring readers everywhere. My family is full of strong, independent women who have inspired me, taught me resilience, and told me never to let anything (or anyone) get in the way of achieving my goals and dreams. My mum, Pam, is an author, superhero and co-founder of Writes4Women. My Nanna Gwen still kicks ass at 93, and is probably my favourite person on the planet. And I’m lucky enough to have 2 pretty awesome sisters, Amelia and Freya, who have encouraged and supported me through every venture I have embarked on. When I say I wouldn’t be the person I am today without these amazing women – and of course my dad, John – I could not be more honest.
I never really considered myself a feminist until I began following the Women’s Marches in 2017. New York City was alive with marchers on January 21 as I headed to Newark airport with my family, and I wanted so badly to be one of the thousands lining the streets to fight for equality and have my voice heard. Feminism had always been kind of a taboo topic among my friends, and we thought of the idea as social suicide. I thought that to identify as a feminist would essentially label me as an crazy, un-feminine, male-hater. But I soon realised how out of touch this stereotypical portrait of a feminist was. All I wanted was to be treated fairly, to be equal to my male counterparts, and to feel empowered. To me, this was the true meaning of feminism. Since this breakthrough, I have attended multiple rallies and marches supporting women’s rights, and spent hours refining articles and news packages about victim blaming, #metoo and female activists.
So that’s my story, and I can’t wait to share my stories with you all. I just feel that it is so important for women to be heard. Change is happening and I want to be at the forefront of it all, breaking the news as it comes. We all have a voice, whether it be through writing, singing, educating. So say what you need to say, speak now. Do not be silenced. As one of my favourite poets, Rupi Kaur, writes:
however you need