I’m Maddie, a 21-year-old college student, trying to figure out how to use my future B.A. in English when I graduate this coming May. I am a deep lover of the written, spoken and sung word, enjoying everything from a classic 1990’s Disney film, to B.J. Novak’s short stories, to the newest Taylor Swift album. As a member of the millennial generation, there is nothing I love more than spending time with my family, friends and loved ones while I document everything on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
I won’t dance around the fact that I’m a feminist and am proud of it. I want the best for every person in this world, because we’re all human beings. Contrary to what some may think, feminism isn’t misandry, it’s not being unhygienic, it’s not about control. Feminism is about equality and supporting others who cannot stand up for themselves. But how does feminism work when every enjoyable piece of pop-culture has its part in sexism, racism and ableism? How is one supposed to take enjoyment in a piece of entertainment when it’s problematic? Millennial feminists are coming into their own and I am just one out of many. There are so many interesting conversations to be had and that’s why I’m here. Ready? Let’s go.