Well I thought I would write a bit on my first blog (ever) after having been occasionally reading Jezebel, AutoStraddle, Racialicious and Angryasianman for a while now. All of those above mentioned blogs have been inspiring even if I haven’t quite totally agreed with some posts, not to mention Latoya Peterson’s speech on Otelia Cromwell day last year at my college was incredible.
Oh, I’m a Smith College student by the way, although if you’re reading this you might already know me. Or not, and that’s completely fine too…you’ll get to know me through this blog 🙂 Smith is doing very well on its way to making a better-informed person and a [baby] enthusiast of social justice, women’s rights, sexuality, civil rights for people of color and religion (both of these and interconnected, I’ll post a bit about both I promise!). Or so I think. I expect to know a lot more by the time I graduate and onwards since learning never stops unless you defy it. But that’s another story.
Oh, let’s get back to why I created the blog…slight digression there, hope you’ll forgive me. Classy. As. Femme. I suppose I’ll explain now. Classy, elegant, sophisticated: all what I aspire to be, and thus will keep the language of this blog clean as a starter. Those however, are end goals so it might take awhile. Femme: I do identify as a cis-gendered female and do dress feminine most days, although I wouldn’t necessarily say I identify as “femme”. So why the title? I would say that I identify as feminine and the shortened name does have another meaning, but for the purpose of this blog it’s just the shortened version of the longer word.
It’s been slightly less than a month since I started this blog and I’m proud of my baby [blog] hehe. A lot of my posts are grief-related as currently I am grieving the loss of a friend. For the short time my blog has been around, I think it’s doing pretty well and for the most part, it’s keeping up with the topics I have listed above that I want to write about. Thanks, zero to hero writing challenge for helping me reflect on this blog and fine-tune it for 2014. Here’s to a better blogging year!
Have a cup of tea and keep warm, it’s getting cold, at least where I am.