Friend Friday: On Feminism

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This weeks friend friday topic is on Feminism and fashion - here are my answers. Have a great weekend yo!

1. Do you think there is an incompatibility between feminism and a love for fashion?

While I'm sure there's a camp out there that would disagree, I definitely do not think so.

2. There is more to each of us than a love for fashion, how do you incorporate every aspect of yourself in to your blog?

I don't incorporate every aspect of myself here - it just started as a way to record things I like, like a scrapbook and is still that today - it's mostly a reflection of my sense of aesthetic and things I want to remember =)

3. With the fashion industry still being a male dominated profession, how do you think it would differ if women played a larger role?

I'm not in tune with the ins and outs of the fashion industry but my guess is that it wouldn't really change. When I think of notable people in the industry, a lot of women come to mind. If there are things that these women wanted to change (i.e. glorification of stick thin models, the problem of body image amongst women of every age, etc) then it should have been changed already - they are capable of doing it.

4. How is your self-image and the way your carry yourself informed by your beliefs?

Somehow I've grown to be a confident woman. I know I'm not perfect and if I fail - I failed and it's life - on to the next. I think this has come from having certain quality men and women in and around my life that have never treated me differently (specifically during my formative college years). And if someone has then they are probably not in my life today!

5. Do you think clothing/hair/makeup helps communicate the truth about yourself or are those things superfluous add-ons?  

Everyone has to look like something, so I think it's impossible for your looks to not tell at least a portion of the truth of you.  Maybe how I dress says something about how I want to be seen...but it's not like I'm trying to be seen as something that I'm not. I just had to re-read that...haha. But anyway...I don't think it's superfluous at all. Plus, I might be just a little bit vain. I want to look good!

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