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.
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!