The day before yesterday was Janis Joplin’s birthday. A fiercely free woman before her time. & yesterday people all over the world marched for women. Experiencing life as a woman has shown me what’s it like to have someone think you’re good for nothing but one thing. That beauty and grace (hide your crazy) are the only traits of a true “good” woman. I’ve been under a mans thumb. I’ve felt unworthy, and subscribed to the idea that I need to look good for a man, swallow my tongue for a man, suppress my personality for a man. I have felt what’s it like to be discriminated simply for being a woman. To have a narrative spun about my intelligence, sex life, and role in this world, all before I even have the chance to say hello. And to think... I grew up in a time and country where women’s rights are far ahead many other places.
I am not a slut because I show skin. I am not a bitch because I fight back. I am not a whore because I have sex. I am not stupid because I am a girl. I am a person, just like a man; and I deserve the same respect. It’s 2018. Look me in the eye when you speak to me. I am not simply a wife or a girlfriend of a main character. I am a leading lady.☝🏻 It may have been a man’s world, but I refuse to live in that world. Instead, I’ll make my own 😄 you’re all invited. #ourworld #thefutureisfemale #fuckthepatriarchy #womensmarch #janisjoplin #freedom #handpainted #freehandlettering