I'm on my 4th day of doing the after school clubs & I can't quite find the right word to describe how I'm feeling. Inspired, emotional, like this is really important, love for these girls, happy that we're able to work together & create a safe environment for each other where no-one is judging anybody. They applaud each other after sharing their personal private thoughts & feelings. Missing dogs, being bullied, being annoyed with over protective brothers, loving parents, hating them. So many different important lives. All they need is encouragement & support. One girl spoke to me about the band she's in, she's super cool, plays bass in a screamo band & drums on the side, super talented. She tries to share her lyrics & sing in her band but gets laughed at! Makes me mad/sad. She's bringing her lyric book to the next club. All she needs is someone to say 'yeah you should' 'you can' 'you're cool'. Because she is cool & she can express herself however she wants. She's just sharing it with the wrong people at the moment. I can't wait to hear her songs. Another girl told me how she was being bullied & called a lesbian for having short hair, I told her how ridiculous it was to be made fun of and bullied for being a lesbian anyway, you can't make fun of someone's sexuality, people can be whoever they want & love whoever they fall in love with, or have sex with who you feel attracted to, and secondly you can't stereotype someone, being gay doesn't mean you look a certain way or have a certain haircut or dress sense.
They're all so strong yet soft. Girls are so amazing, I don't get sexism, I just don't understand.