my time is valuable.
#ralphlauren #hm #jeffreycampbell #clogs #mules #summer #vintage
"2 months ago I walked into a gallery opening in the college town I'm from. On the wall on the left hand side of the exhibit was a pile of small posters printed on card stock. I took one of them then but didn't follow the instructions printed on the back until now.
So many people have asked me lately about my pixie cut. 'Why the short hair?' And I didn't really know how to answer them without seeming flippant or trite or flagrant or any host of descriptors I dislike. Because words are so important to me. Besides my family, my friends, and my ability to make things, they really are all I have.
I'm tired of getting my ass grabbed at clubs. I'm tired of being mistaken for a stripper from NYC [tru story]. I'm tired of being told I'm 'too pretty for ______'. I'm tired of feeling pretty at all.
The pixie cut was a feminist statement. Of some sort. I don't know what kind. I have grown disillusioned with some of the political direction that has been taken by both intersectional and radical feminist groups right now. I've read up on first through third wave feminism but not enough. I just know one thing: I'm not your object.
The only people I model for are myself and my closest friends. Or amazing artists that I want to collaborate with. 💕💕
Thank you all so much for sticking w me on dis Influencer Journey Lmfao so far. Love you all.
"Thank you for joining My Time Is Valuable, an initiative for women and girls to make visible the value of our time. Please share a photo of yourself with this print to remind yourself and others that we will not be devalued."
@mytimeisvaluable #mytimeisvaluable mytimeisvaluable.org