A window into the past
One year since A Modern Feminist started bloggingAugust 17th, 2012
An amateur poet's take on feminism
You can call me A Modern Feminist. I am 18, black Nigerian, a little on the chunky side (size 16), Roman Catholic and a modern feminist.
Beyond that, I am a bit of a geek (loving Star Trek, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, DC and jrpgs), something of a book worm (favourite genre is fantasy literature) and passionate about history. I’m currently studying it (as well as physics and French–I dropped maths) for my A levels and I want to study it in university with the hopes of becoming a stuffy old academic.
I started this blog because, through watching various documentaries, I have come to realise that I am a feminist and so should use what skills I have to try and make some kind of a difference. And, I don’t mean feminism in the sense of a man-hater who seeks a matriarchy. I mean feminism in the sense that all people of all genders deserve to be treated with equal dignity. I know that my little series of poems will not solve the problem, but I hope that someone, somewhere, reading Do not be silenced (17/8/2011) or Don’t Believe the Lies (06/09/11) will rethink their perspectives and take on a more feminist stance. If I can encourage just one minor conversion I know that I would have done my bit.
I plan on updating this blog every week or so, but don’t be too put out if I don’t. I can’t just sit down and write a poem, I first need inspiration! And if that doesn’t come, the poem doesn’t happen. Not only that, but I don’t want every third poem to be a variation of Do not be silenced; I want to cover a range of problems. They will all be problems that effect me in some way, or ones that I can relate to as this is a journey for me (and I can only write what I know), but I will do my level best to have a different issue covered each week.
I realise that I by no means hold all the answers, and I hope my opinions will grow and mature as time goes on. But sometimes I will be prejudiced or thoughtless or just plain wrong. If I am, comment on the post and tell me! I want to learn and I will read and reply to every comment I receive.
If you are still reading I congratulate you! (I probably would have gone tl;dr after the first paragraph.) If you derive half as much enjoyment reading my poems as I did writing them, I know I’ve done OK.
I don’t have a catchy closing statement so I will simply say au revoir, and hope to see you again soon!