What is Feminist Scrapbooking?
That’s a great question. It will be a little bit different for each individual person — just as each person’s feminism is their own.
For me, feminist scrapbooking is about scrapbooking my life. Scrapbooking my life as a woman. Scrapbooking my life as I see it. Scrapbooking my life as a human being who’s story is worth telling.
I am a post-modernist. I believe that definitions of things are fluid.
I like telling stories. I believe that you are the storyteller. No matter who the characters, you, as the narrator are a big part of the story. There is no omniscience narrator of life and scrapbook pages. That’s why I believe in right-now scrapbooking. It’s important to document your life right-now because that’s when it’s easiest to document stories without the filter of history.
Even when you’re documenting a past event. It’s still right-now scrapbooking.
As a woman, just telling your story is a radical act. I personally love telling my stories with pictures and pretty paper. Through scrapbooking, I’ve learned more about the person I am, the things that I like, the things that I don’t like, and the type of person I want to be. It’s my creative introspective lens. The best part? I get to relive my favorite life stories, any time I want — it’s like Netflix for my life. Feminism and Scrapbooking — they’re my jam (my lady-jam).
I’ve got a free Intro to Feminist Scrapbooking course that you can take right now, click on the image below to get started!
More posts about Feminist Scrapbooking:
- What is Feminism?
- Feminist Theory Reader
- Be Brave with Your Selfies
- Kara Walker: Domino and the Mini-Album
- Everybody Needs a Lady Journal
- Introducing The Awesome Ladies Project