Hey there! Welcome to my new blog. Its been a long time coming but I’ve decided 2013 is the year I quit making excuses. So I’m happy that one of my new year’s resolutions is up and running for all of you to read.
A little about me and why I created this blog. By day I’m a communications coordinator by night a dance teacher and in between a 20something woman concerned about how the media and everyday life portrays females and its affects on young girls. Why can’t girls just be girls? Probably because well…”boys will be boys.” (more on that later.) Back in college I took a youth and pop culture class and was floored by this cartoon, Winx Club, ever heard of it? Probably not. Take it from someone who had to watch episodes as research, it was terrible. But that animated cartoon staring five fairies, who saved puppies from trees in thigh high boots and plaid mini skirts and who didn’t have powers strong enough to save people from drowning, because that was for the boys to do is the reason this blog was born.
So yup a full semester with these puppy-saving thigh-high wearing fairies. The research was exhausting and in fact I was having trouble finding anything on girl culture…until I graduated and it was everywhere! So this blog is simply my research followed up by opinions about those random findings in the media, YouTube and in daily life that promote empowerment or exploit the female/youth population.
Now this is not to say that I’m going to find the nearest fireplace and burn my bra, but I simply believe children deserve their innocence at a young age. The amount of girl power(less) examples we are fed by the media has drastically desensitized our society and these stereotypes are so engrained to our culture, even since birth. (pink or blue bonnet?)
This blog is meant to bring awareness to the issues many girls face in society today. Read a little. Read it all. Either way, I hope you read!
Thank you for visiting!