Happy International Women’s Day! The best way a woman can celebrate today is by… DOING WHATEVER THE HECK SHE WANTS! But if you are looking for some literature, movies, podcast and people to inspired you today here are my 5 favourite feminist ‘things.’ PS – Me & my girl Chelsea at this year’s Women’s March in Victoria Park below!
- ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’
Mostly men dominate the ‘late night scene’ which is why it’s so refreshing to have Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ to watch every week. Don’t have cable? You can catch all her episodes on YouTube.
2. Najwa Zebian, author, speaker, and educator.
I’ve had the privilege of hearing Najwa speak at several rallies and she is always the highlight. Her poems are powerful, inspiring, and full of a kindness that can cure this world of hatred.
3. ‘The Guilty Feminst’ Podcast with Deborah Francis-White
Think you are a ‘perfect’ feminist? Then this show is not for you. Guilt Fem Pod celebrates women’s efforts to smash the patriarchy while playfully poking fun at the ways in which we fail.
4. ‘The Incredible Jessica James’ starring Jessica Williams on Netflix
This movie is labeled as a rom com and although the love story is charming it’s certainly not the central plot of this movie. It’s really all about Jessica. Who is a writer who loves theatre and herself. She’s not perfect but that’s not that point.
5. ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ by American writer Madaleine L’Engle published in 1962.
Meg is stubborn. Meg has a temper. Meg gets frustrated easily. Meg is a teenage girl who also is the hero. This book was published decades ago and has more well rounded, dynamic, complex and interesting female characters than much of popular culture today. Plus it’s now a Disney film starring Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon and directed by Ava DuVernay. Need I say more?
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