You are Awesome & Have Stories That Deserve to be Told
Scrapbooking is my jam — I just absolutely love playing around with pretty paper, using my photographs to help tell my stories, and infusing my personal style through whatever fun artifacts I find around my life, at the craft store, or throughout the internet.
Feminist scrapbooking, a term I first created a few years back when I was trying to reconcile this overwhelming love for photos, paper, and crafting scrapbooks with this deep-seated need for authentic storytelling.
As an awesome lady who doesn’t fit into the picket-fence with 2.5 offspring mold, when I first started scrapbooking, I stuck out like a sore thumb. More than once, other women came up to me (in person and on the internet) and told me that I didn’t belong and that I wasn’t ‘a real scrapbooker’ or that I was selfish or a narcissist because I was documenting my own stories.
That shit is downright offensive.
Don’t worry if you’re new to scrapbooking, or new to feminism. This is totally for you. You don’t need to have any experience in anything, I’m here to guide you the whole way :)
One of my personal favorite quotes about feminism fits perfectly into our feminist scrapbooking definition.
A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life.
— Virginia Woolf
As long as you’re telling the truth about your life, you’re a feminist.
If you’re taking physical scraps of your life, whether it be photos, journaling, memorabilia, pretty paper, artwork, or anything else, and putting that together into a book/album, you’re a feminist scrapbooker.
Come join me and the Awesome Ladies for my free workshop Intro to Feminist Scrapbooking!