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You want to raise girls who are true to themselves, right?
To help them be who they want to be, not who they think they should be?
But you're not sure where to start. You're not even sure if feminism is for you.
Hi I'm Kim, and I've got your back.
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants - Coco Chanel
There was a time when I considered myself an anti-feminist. It makes me shudder just thinking about it. Like many women in I didn't think I needed feminism. I didn't think that sexism affected me in my daily life.
Sexist jokes are just banter right?
Women being scared to go out alone at night is just how it is, isn't it?
It doesn’t have to be!
When I look back at my teen years, I desperately needed feminism, I just didn’t know it at the time. I was bullied to the point where I hated the (40 minute) bus-ride to school. I had no friends out of school.
If I left the house even for the 2 minute walk to my grandparents house, I’d hear shouts of ‘Kim’s a bloke!’, ‘Oi, Jim’ or whatever ‘bloke’ name they thought was funny that week.
All because I played football and wore Lynx deodorant. Because I was different.
So I know what it’s like to be ‘that’ kid. To be the ‘butch’ girl. To not fit in. I’ve been there.
I channelled that negative energy to get me where I am today. I’m a professional, I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful daughter. I’m happy.
Looking back on my youth, I wish I’d known it was ok. That I wasn’t a freak, that being true to myself was what mattered. It was a stressful period of time for my family as a whole back then. Divorce and anti-social neighbours meant that there was a lot of upheaval for my parents too at that time. We all coped as best we could, as best we knew how.
As an adult I’ve worked in the software industry which is a traditionally male-dominated environment. I hold my own, and give as good as I get where ‘banter’ is concerned.
So I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to stand-out as a teen and be a minority in the workplace.
So here I am today, to help you and your girls navigate this harsh world that we live in.
I’m ready to help you empower your daughters to be who and what they want to be.