WARNING: NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
The feminist blog for those ready for change.
I blog for the bold.
For the brave.
For the rebellious.
Knowledge is protection. Discussion is resistance.
THE FEMINIST BLOG, THE MOVEMENT, THE SHREW
Some say “controversial,” others say “radical,” I call it feminism. More specifically, intersectional feminism. Broadening our perspectives is essential to creating an inclusive space. And, such a space is what I strive to make The Shrew.
The Shrew is a feminist blog with a mission to create content that engages and informs. Exploring topics ranging from pop culture to feminist theory, The Shrew seeks to foster change through dialogue.
Your voice is your power. Protest takes the shape of many forms, and making your voice heard is one powerful example.
As Audre Lorde states, “your silence will not protect you.”
This community is for the rebellious to engage and discuss. It is a movement for the brave.
Those bold enough to resist and join the important conversations to be had, have found a home at The Shrew.
Join the movement and share your thoughts: publish your own content, check out the blog, let me know what you have to say.
YOUR FEMINIST BLOGGER
I’ve always enjoyed writing. In middle school, I remember handwriting plots to what I hoped to become books in various journals. In one, I had written 64 pages. (Yes, I hand numbered the pages.) You could say I was a strange kid. You could say I was (am) prolific. The list could probably continue for a while.
But, flash forward to now. I haven’t stopped writing, and I’ve even upgraded to digital content. Woot woot de la toot.
More to the point, I write and create content for The Shrew, a blog that’s unapologetically feminist. A blog that advocates for change.
How in the hecking might I be qualified to do that, you ask? Sure, valid question.
Well, let’s formally meet.
My name is Eryn Carter and I’ve spent the last few years of my life pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Washington University in Saint Louis (Wash U).
Born and raised in Saint Louis, I didn’t have to travel far for college.
But, I can say I am pretty far from the girl who entered Wash U as a straight-edge freshman ready to tackle Pre-Med and become a Grey’s Anatomy surgeon.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that the Pre-Med world was not my calling, nor did it take long for WGSS to find me. (However, I will begrudgingly admit that it did take me a bit longer to fully accept that Grey’s Anatomy is not a realistic depiction of the surgeon lifestyle.)
After taking an Intro WGSS class first semester of my freshman year, my path was set. Cue the holy, angelic choir singing ‘Ahhh’ I had stumbled upon my calling.
(And yes, to be clear, my calling was to become a feminist. Easy, peasy lemon squeezy: extremely marketable and very high demand us feminists.)
MY JOURNEY WITH FEMINISM
Throughout my undergraduate program, I’ve studied Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Disability Theory, and more. I’ve had the opportunity to study super niche topics like sex trafficking, under professor’s who have contributed a hefty amount of research to their field.
All of this to say, I have really come to value my education and all of the growth that it has brought me.
I entered college thinking I knew exactly who I was, only for life to smack me right in the face and say “think again.” It hasn’t been an easy process (at all), but I’ve learned to love myself in ways I never thought possible. In ways I never even knew I needed to.
Today, I can appreciate the parts of my identity that used to make me uncomfortable. I can now appreciate those parts as a whole.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Unsurprisingly, it was my studies that inspired the inception of The Shrew.
After watching and reviewing a documentary by Vice’s Guide to Travel, I had my breaking point.
Fed up with insensitive, misinformed, and stigmatizing perspectives, I created my own platform in hopes to do our stories justice.
Named after Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew, The Shrew That Shan’t Be Tamed was then born.
I created The Shrew hoping to impart some of the information that has greatly transformed me. But, also to learn even more from all of you.
It is my goal to make The Shrew a space of inclusion, so that we can all learn. A community where we explore and seek answers from a space of respect.
ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE A FEMINIST?
Resistance through discourse. Empowering through informing. This is how The Shrew is making a change in the world today.
But, it takes many voices to enact change. Many perspectives to get the story right.
Should you dare deem yourself a feminist, be bold enough to want a better future, then The Shrew is for you. I encourage you to add your voice to the mix, and help us paint the picture a little bit clearer.
Join the movement, join The Shrew.