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Caitlin Moran

This woman is a badass. She is the woman.

I’ve had the privilege of being able to take my time to go through pretty much every interview with her, or taken by her, that can be found on Youtube. And discovered just how amazing Caitlin is – in the first few minutes. A good thing too – having the time – because once I’ve started, I could’t stop. 🙂

Trying not to sound like Wikipedia, here are some facts:

  • at the age of 16 she wrote her first book, a novel called The Chronicles of Narmo, inspired by having been part of a home-schooled family;
  • in 1992, she launched her television career, hosting a music show Naked City;
  • Moran’s upbringing inspired her TV drama/comedy series, Raised by wolves, which began airing in the UK in 2013;
  • her semi-autobiographical novel, How To Build a Girl (2014), is set in the early 1990s. It is the first of a planned trilogy.

All this made me realise I and all the pople around me (men and women) are feminists without even being aware of it. As, sadly, most of the people I thought the word had a negative connotation. That these people disliked men and wanted to do everything in their power to look repulsive. Wrong. So, so wrong. This word has a proper positive meaning and is regaining it in the last couple of years, growing larger and better. It is nothing but positive. Feminism is based on the fact that genders are in fact equal but at the same time different and it respects all the differences  as well as equalities. It is just trying to work towards equal working conditions – among other good things. That’s my explanation if anyone asks. 🙂

Caitlin trully is a witch – I mean this in the best way possible – we all are, she’s just more connected to her inner self. Let’s find and embrace the witches within us and live a fun, colorful life. I promise you it is as colorful as it gets.

This interview is where I first “met” her, following Emma Watson’s amazing work.

Here you can get more acquainted with everything Caitlin’s written. I would recommend every single book, but if I had to expose some, it’s these: How to build a girl and How to be a woman.

If you like this kind of literature, at this point I would also recommend Lena Dunham’s book, Not that kind of girl.

These women are honest about things we don’t talk about, but should. Or at least we should listen and read about it and not shy away.

Are you familiar with the work of these magnificent ladies? What’s your opinion on »the witches within«? Let’s discuss in the comments.


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