Need your dose of Feminist ideas and values? Here are the Feminist Female Influencers That You Must Follow
“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” – Rebecca West. Well, this is perhaps something that every feminist, consciously or subconsciously thinks. Feminism is certainly a social and political movement about how men and women are seen in society. And since personal is political, people, especially the oppressed can’t eliminate their activism as it is not just for the movement but for the upliftment of an entire community. And with the new wave of feminism, social media playing its part, there are some feminist female influencers who are just apt for giving you your daily dose of feminist ideas.
5 Feminist Female Influencers That You Must Follow
“Frankly, Indian women inherit this collective cultural unconscious – this sense of guilt, shame, and dishonor. I think Indian girls need to become shameless and a little selfish, too.” – Swara Bhasker
It would be difficult to recall how many times Swara has ended up being in controversies because of her progressive and firm feminist thoughts. She has been an unapologetic feminist and a decent activist who never misses any chance of speaking against the toxicity in society.
Good morning only to people who can hear this t-shirt 💃🏽
— Sucharita Tyagi (@Su4ita) August 5, 2020
The first name that pops up when we think of all the women who are feminists is of the ‘women telling women’s stories’, Sucharita Tyagi. Sucharita, a film reviewer by profession is an example of one of the strongest feminist voices. She has been a reviewer with Film Companion and has her own channel as well where she reviews films beautifully, with not just the denoted but the connoted meanings and a feminist eye. She also customizes merchandise and our current favourite merch from her collection is the one with the quote – ‘Eat fragile male egos in breakfast’.
If one wishes to pick out a few names of people who are keeping up the spirit of journalism in the present times, then one name that is very likely to pop up is Faye D’souza. Faye is one of the most unbiased journalists India has and now, she has completely switched to independent journalism through her social media platforms. She is a decent example of a strong, feminist voice, and her book, ‘Why Men Rape?’ is a great read for anyone who wants to understand the gender dynamics and rape culture.
If there is someone you would like to call a blend of creativity and feminist ideas, then it should be Smish. One of the most talented illustrators who uses her art to raise strong questions about the status quo, society, and women is Smish. Her work is amazing and so are her feminist ideas, that she reflects through her art.
Priyanka Paul, a port and illustrator is someone who is well known for her art. She is an ambedkarite – feminist and her work generally revolves around the themes of gender, social justice, politics, and ills in society. She believes in her art as something that can add value to the unheard voices and question the status quo.
So, these are the five female influencers that you must follow for your daily dose of feminism. Let us know who is your favourite feminist female influencer in the comments.
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