Ever feel overwhelmed by trying to learn about feminism?
You’re not alone.
There have been so many times in my own journey when I’ve felt daunted by what I was learning and doing and struggled to overcome challenges like changing the way I think about myself and other women, speaking up when something sexist is happening, and even realizing that I was sexually assaulted.
You might try to be a feminist in your daily life by doing things like not using sexist language and changing your own judgmental habits. You talk about it with your friends and read books. You do what you can.
But there’s more you can do too.
If you want to go one step further with being a better feminist, start a feminist blog.
I’m not kidding.
These days, starting a blog about feminism is the thing for young feminists to do. I mean, being online is what we do! It makes sense that our activism is starting there.
And learning about feminism is something that has brought me so much happiness. Not just because I’m a nerd that loves learning, but because I love helping others learn. I can’t believe how much of a positive response my blog has gotten, and I’m so excited that I’m going somewhere with it. Just last week I received an email from someone coordinating a UN Women event here in my city — I’ve been invited to participate!
Blogging has become a real form of feminist activism.
It’s really has! It’s no less important than someone who speaks at conferences or goes to rallies, and it has made feminism more accessible to young people like you and me. It’s making a huge difference. Just search “feminism” on Tumblr and see how many blogs are there, and then check out how old they are.
I admit that when I started writing about feminism, I didn’t think my blog would grow.
That’s because I felt like there must be so many blogs about feminism out there. How could mine possibly stand out?
Well, here’s how.
No one is you.
YOU are you. YOU are the only one with your exact life experience, whether it means you grew up knowing all about feminism or you know nothing about it. You are different because no one’s story is the same. Even if they are similar! My story of being a queer woman of colour who has survived rape is not rare, but it is still different because the way I’ve lived and thought about my life and experiences is unique to me.
That’s why there are so many different feminist bloggers, writers, and speakers. Everyone has something to say. And everyone can put it out there! All you have to do is decide to do it.
Are you ready?
If you’re ready to start participating in online feminist activism, I have something special to share today.
With feminism constantly changing and constantly challenged I can never stop learning how to be a better feminist. It’s one of the things I love about blogging about it — I can’t stop learning about feminism, and the fast-changing nature of the blogosphere means I can’t ever stop learning how to be a better blogger either. Plus, people love seeing someone learn — so many feminists talk like they are experts that joining someone as they learn is refreshing. Yay learning!
But I have found my blog really thrives when I’m connecting with others who get the work I’m doing, and pushing myself to try new things and learn.
I make a point of prioritizing my growth as a blogger and a feminist, and one of the best ways I’ve found is by learning from Ruth Soukup, an experienced blogger who in my opinion mastered the art of blogging.
That’s why I’m so excited to share her epic course: Elite Blog Academy.
Now is the perfect time to start your blog about feminism.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I swear by EBA — I would not be where I am today without it. Ruth is AMAZING.
It’s true that EBA is a bit of an investment, but if you even kind of want to start a blog, or already have one and want to take it further, it is completely worth it. I literally went from no audience to an audience of over 4000 people in about 9 months, and I even make a part-time income doing it. It’s amazing to know I really am making a difference doing what I love.
Elite Blog Academy taught me step-by-step exactly how to grow my blog and find the people that would love what I have to say. When I started, I was afraid that with such a small niche I would get nowhere. But I was wrong: I just needed a little direction.
All you have do is start!
Have you ever participated in feminist activism? Share in the comments below!
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