The Life of A Girl

By Elise Flagg, TIWP Student Wake up.Hopefully you’re alone. Eat, but not a lot, because you don’t want to be bloated all day.An apple will do just fine this morning.Maybe even half. Get dressed.But be careful,You don’t want to be a slut.Don’t cover up though,Show some skin! Be confident. Grab a purse on your way out. Forget style:What’s the hardestContinue reading “The Life of A Girl”

A List of Misogynistic Things Boys Have Said to Me Before and What I Wish I Said Back

By Elise Flagg, TIWP Student Women aren’t funny. I hear this one a lot. Boys like to use this a lot when a girl makes a joke and they don’t get it. The “F” in women stands for funny. (I don’t see an “F” in men either.) But really. Why does someone’s gender determine ifContinue reading “A List of Misogynistic Things Boys Have Said to Me Before and What I Wish I Said Back”

Who is a Woman if not in a Dress?

By Elena Tamagno, TIWP Student I’m not a girl. There’s no way I can be a girl, right? I don’t like skirts, or dresses, or those pink-colored bedsheets. I cut off all my hair and half the people I ran into thought I was a boy or just refused to use gendered terms near me.Continue reading “Who is a Woman if not in a Dress?”

The Fatal Social Climb of Females in the 21st Century

By Kiera Roux, TIWP Student Globalization of society has muted our souls, pushing us into a box with few tools to escape. How can we have faith in ourselves when we never had the opportunity to find that self? School, social media, and television all imagine other people and how we can strive to becomeContinue reading “The Fatal Social Climb of Females in the 21st Century”

The Female Experience

By Kea Yoshinaka, TIWP Student I was trained from the beginning; we all were.  Sit tall, cross your legs, do your hair, smile. When I was five, it manifested as every new person using “she’s so pretty!” as a hello. It felt weird, because I would have never thought to use someone’s appearance as aContinue reading “The Female Experience”