Go on, tell them I ate your homework. They’ll never believe you.
I actually don’t often write blogs of my own on this blogging website. And when I do, I tend to avoid any “serious” issues. This is mainly due to the fact that my views on social issues constantly evolve. I enjoy sitting back and having my ideas challenged. I enjoy critically analysing and discussing these issues with friends in private rather than publishing my thoughts publicly.
But as March 8th, International Women’s Day, slowly ends… I’d like to share one thought.
I feel incredibly lucky and privileged to be part of our generation. The internet generation. The generation in which we share ideas and can literally generate awareness for any cause, regardless of what is being deemed headline worthy in the so called “traditional media”.
I’m glad that I’m a YouTuber and an active tumblr user because I truly believe that it has given me insight and helped me gain an understanding of various social issues that otherwise would have simply passed me by.
So in the spirit of celebrating International Women’s Day, I’d like to share with you some of the women in my life that I respect most. (Click their names to find them on YouTube or Twitter)
Rebecca is one of the most talented and exceptionally kind people I know. I feel lucky to call her my friend because she’s so much cooler than I am. She is the front lady in a band called “Anavae” and is currently touring to promote their latest EP. Look them up on iTunes or Spotify, you won’t regret it.
Krystal is going to be a successful producer in the film business one day. Why? Because she’s one of the most organised and efficient people I know. You may not know her face but you know her work, she works as a producer for Tom Ridgewell on various TomSka projects and is one of the people without whom, PROJECT: LIBRARY would have never been possible.
Katt is an extremely kind, dedicated & hard working person who I’m glad to call my friend. If you spotted any of the lovely BtS photos that were published for PROJECT: LIBRARY, these belong to our exceptionally talented on-set photographer. She also functioned as a 1-person-transport team for virtually the entire crew. I would have never made it to the set if Katt hadn’t been around.
Choncey is my friend and intellectual superior. I love hearing her thoughts about literature. She is as passionate about books as I am about filmmaking. It’s infectious to hear her analyse books. I recently asked her for advice on which classics to buy for my Kindle cause I desperately needed her help. If you’re a book-lover, I highly recommend subscribing to her YouTube channel.
International Women’s Day should not only be a day to celebrate the achievements of many amazing women, but also a day that reminds us to celebrate the achievements of all people facing oppression all year round. Let’s hope one day we don’t need a women’s day… But for now, I hope you enjoyed this little post.
I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.
I was hoping this was What Would You Do when I saw the first image.