Whenever the word Feminist was branded about, I was always very cautious about associating myself with the movement because I'd never had a full understanding as to what it is to be one. From the Suffragettes, protesting for the right to vote, to women burning their bras, to pole dancers and strippers- all have been encapsulated (at some point) under the Feminist umbrella.
It wasn't until I watched the speech given by the excellent writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, that I realised how much of a Feminist I am and will continuously strive to be. It's not about anger, power or resentment, it's about positive progression. Equality. I'm ALL about that.
This has been made ever more prominent by Beyonce using a quote from Chimamanda in her song Flawless (which is great by the way!). I listen to this extract (below) once everyday- just to ready me for the world!
For the whole speech from Chimamanda with TED TALKS see the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc