As a blog post coming after a long time I wanted this post to reflect something more personal and contemporary at the same time. The post of this week will be about one woman, one movement and a sea of brown curls. "Try not to link hair with pain" Adichie Chimamanda Life surprises me with … Continue reading Brown Curls: A Journey of Self Love
Cheetah Girls-Girl Power is one of the first songs that I remember listening from youtube. It was I think 2006 when I was around 11 years old, a huge Cheetah Girls fan, loving W.I.T.C.H and all sorts of all-girl group cartoons that were aired in Turkey and in United States. Those were the years that … Continue reading Cheetah Girls – Girl Power
Today I’ll do something unusual and talk about a movie instead of a fictional character or a song by a woman artist. Today I’ll talk about one of my favorite film director’s 2011 movie, Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now? Nadine Labaki is a Lebanese actress and director who I assume most people know … Continue reading A Story of Solidarity: Where Do We Go Now?
I remember that day very clearly, the day our teachers in the summer school took us to the movie theather to watch the movie that we have been waiting for, Lara Croft: The Tomb Raider. I was about seven years old and unconsciously constructing my gender identity through identification with characters that I associate with … Continue reading Lara Croft: A Milestone of My Identity
Storm is one of earliest members of X-Men of Marvel, she was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum in 1975. However, it was a later date that I had the chance to meet with her. In the late 90s, FoxKids channel was broadcasting the animated series of X-Men. It was when I first saw … Continue reading Mistress of the Elements: Storm
This week's song is "Most Girls" from Hailre Steinfeld, a gorgeous, empowering song crashing down the stereotypes about the way girls think about themselves and how they position themselves among other girls. In a world where we are told to be unique as girls and see other girls as our enemies this song is a … Continue reading “Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls”
Frida Kahlo was born in July 6, 1907 in Coyocan, Mexico City, Mexico. She is considered as one of the greatest Mexican artist of 20th century. She began painting after being severely injured in a tragic bus accident where she spent weeks in hospital and started painting when she was finally back at home. She … Continue reading Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Cropped Hair
Here is the song of the week, a deeply empowering, vibrant and female-centered song from Little Mix about appreciating our differences and finding strength in common grounds that we unite. I'd like to attribute this song to all the strong and beautiful women in my life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjpa0SMOug0