nice to meet you, too

Hey y’all! We’re so happy you’ve stumbled upon our humble abode here in the blogosphere. Grab a glass of wine and let us introduce ourselves…

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What made you decide to start the blog? 

E: I recently visited a friend I hadn’t seen in a while and talked BOTH of her ears off about my frustration with the never-ending battle for human equality. Why is this still something we have to fight for????  I then realized how much I have to say on the topic and how I’d love to reach others with the same opinions and also educate people who may not know much about inequality still exists today, specifically gender inequality. I immediately texted Abigail, “We need to start a blog…” She agreed and we started planning right away.

A: When Emily texted me saying “Abby we need to start a blog” I immediately was like “yeah, why not?” There is so much that we have to say, and living in a society where women are constantly being silenced (on everything from sexual assault to accepting a lower paycheck) it can be hard to speak up. We simply got tired of holding it all in and accepting the status quo. People talk about “changing the world” all the time, but unless you decide to speak up and spark conversations, nothing is going to magically change.

Where did the idea for the title come from? 

E: Lately I’ve been a bit negative. Also lately, very horrible shiz has been happening in the world. Maybe I whine too much, or maybe I’m just saying facts out loud that aren’t about rainbows and sunshine. I’m currently working on being a positive person, yet knowledgable of current events and aware of all the injustices in the world. I love wine and sometimes I love to whine. Especially with Abbie because we feel so passionate about the same topics.

A: So we have this weekly wine night every Friday and it’s basically one of our top priorities every week. By the end of the night, we’re usually deep into some conversation (okay…. maybeee a rant…) about all of the social injustices in the world. I mean, wine tends to get people talking and there’s nothing like holding a fancy glass of Cab while articulating your existential crisis.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

E: I love to create. Whether that’s through drawing, painting, dancing, or designing, making anything new is my passion. I have been dancing and drawing for as long as I can remember. They have given me confidence. I’ve performed in front of thousands of people collectively over my life and presented artwork over a hundred times to intimidating professors and competitive students throughout college. They help me express whatever emotion I’m feeling. They make the world more beautiful (see I can be positive). And of course while I’m enjoying these activities I’m definitely listening to edm music.

A: When I’m not being a productive human being, you can probably find me binging on Netflix documentaries and smashing on some good (vegan) eats. I’m currently pursuing a career in yoga therapy, and so I obviously wear yoga pants on a daily basis (and because they are comfy AF). In addition to yoga, I also like to get my creative juices flowing through cooking, designing furniture, writing poetry, and occasionally throwing some paint at a canvas. I am also a contemporary ballet dancer, and dance has always been (and always will be) an important part of my life.

What does being a feminist mean to you?

E: Honestly feminism is so stupid. It should just be called like common sense or something. I hate that people are still fighting for equality between different genders and races and religion and language and everything that makes this world wonderfully diverse. I find it amazing how different we all are. So I’m a proud feminist, but I wish gender equality didn’t need a term. I wish it just existed.

A: I would define being a feminist as someone who cares deeply about the social, political, and economical equality of the sexes. I hate when people start saying that feminists are man-haters and all that bullshit. It’s simply about treating everyone with respect and equality, regardless of their gender.

What are you hoping to accomplish through this blog? 

E: I want to meet other people and whine with them and also have awesome conversation with them. I want to learn more about feminism and all the injustices in the world. I want people to hear what I want to say and hopefully make a difference to other women feeling the same way as me and men who don’t know know much about male priviledge.

A: My main hope for this blog is that it will spark conversation and really get people talking about social conventions that need to be called into question. We want to empower people to exercise their constitutional right of free speech and question the status quo. If people take these conversations and use them as a vehicle for change, then even better.

What is your favorite quote? 

E: “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” -Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

A: “I no longer look for the good in people, I search for the real… because while the good is often dressed in fake clothing, real is naked and proud no matter the scars.” {Chishala Lishomwaz}

Who is your biggest role model?

E: Amy Poehler !! She is my woman ! She’s hilarious, smart, and a feminist who takes heavy topics and makes them easier to talk about. #KNOPE2016

A: It’s really hard to narrow it down to one person, but I would have to say that the literary work of Jessica Valenti (feminist author and blogger) has had a huge impact on me and if I can be half as badass as she is then I will be pretty dang happy.

And saving the most important question for last, red or white?😉

E: RED. “I’ll have the Cab and a salmon salad,” actual order I recently made. Fuggin classy.

A: Red, obviously (because antioxidants duh)

Thanks for stopping, come again soon!

Emily & Abigail ❤


One thought on “nice to meet you, too

  1. YESSS! I am so excited to hear your opinions. This is one of my favorite topics because every time I am called a feminist, I am shot down saying exactly what you said, “a man-hater”. I mean, I minored in Women & Gender Studies and was only a short few credits away from majoring in it. I love this stuff, but even people in my classes were referring to themselves as “man-haters” because “men are what corrupt this world”. I’m sorry but I actually love men, I just hate people who don’t give people equal opportunities no matter the gender, race, anything. It’s 2016 for pete’s sake. Also, not to get political because I never talk about politics or give my view point either way, but when I say I am a feminist, people automatically think I will vote for a woman regardless of her beliefs. I’m not saying who I am voting for, but that shouldn’t all be shoved under one umbrella (I am really bad at sayings so bare with me here). UGHHHH. anyway, I am going to grab myself a glass of wine now…it’s 11:00…that’s allowed right?

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