Inspiring Girls: Claudette Colvin

Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel In honor of Women’s History Month, I want to write posts recognizing noteworthy, inspirational girls and women from both the past and present. These folks deserve attention/name recognition any time of the year, but Women’s History Month allows me to spotlight them in a time where more … Continue reading Inspiring Girls: Claudette Colvin

I Won’t Be A Well-Behaved Woman

Love, Geeky Girl

By: Dani Kessel

If you were assigned female at birth or you identify/present as a woman, you are told on a daily basis what you are expected to be. You need to be soft spoken, mild mannered, friendly to everyone. Have the perfect body. Cross your legs. Don’t take up too much space. Smile more. Put others’ needs before your own. Don’t demand too much. Get married and settle down with a nice man. Procreate. Basically be the perfectly well-behaved woman. We’ve heard it all before.

The truth is that I will never be what society wants me to be. 

I am too tall. I don’t have flawless skin. I’m too curvy and weigh too much. I like comic books, video games, pop culture. I’m too nerdy for my own good. I don’t want the white picket fence. I’m not straight; I’m bi. I’m certainly gender nonconforming. I hate dresses…

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