Thursday, 19 May 2011

Word

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.

11 comments:

  1. You inspire me so much :'] I actually just wanna say thank you for writing this blog & stuff 'cause it makes me feel like, happy :L At least someone in this world isn't a narrow minded shit like most >< Thank you, again xx

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  2. I play rugby, and people often call me lesbian,... i got so used to that, i dont even care anymore

    I am what i am... and i'm amazing and unique!

    Thanks for your words Kate!!

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  3. I used to have a very very low self esteem. In fact, I still am. But now I get use to it and I know that I am special in my very own way. But I do feel inferior sometimes...

    Thank you Kate! XOXO

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  4. You're a beautiful person inside and out. I know how much I would've appriciated something like this when I was in school.

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  5. Kate, I would like to ask you about Opener Festival in Poland...

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  6. thanks for all your lovely comments. glad you're into what i'm doing and feel proud of being unique! revolution x

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  7. Me encanta leer tu blog, te has comvertido en mi modelo a seguir, una persona que no teme decir lo que piensa, una mujer que habla por muchas mujeres, eres una inspiración, no voy a escribir en ingles, porque quiero que sepas que te leemos de diferentes partes del mundo, ademas eres como mi super heroína, te admiro y me alegran tus letras de canciones.

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  8. Funny how no 'big macho GRRRRR i'm a man!' men ever called Joan Jett a 'dyke'. Men. One day we'll evolve into something a little more complex... I hope!

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  9. Again, thank you for this blog.
    I hope someday I can be part of a project as important as this one.

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  10. You're amazing! Love your music and now love your blog too :) so inspirational.

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