More and more shows are featuring strong female leads and writing women as characters of power. When I was a kid, all I had was Xena Warrior Princess and Zenon Girl of the 21st Century, imagine the girls that are growing up RIGHT NOW and the ones that are yet to be born! How exciting to think of all of the content they will have to learn from and adapt to themselves.
The media shapes our norms, our beliefs, our culture, and the boundaries of who we can be, and the standards of who we can be (unless you live on an isolated island). Yes part of our personality is genetics, but the other half is nurture, our environment, what we are exposed to. And I couldn’t be happier that there are now shows like Supergirl, The 100 and Lost Girl and so many others that are pushing the boundaries of possibilities for women. The more freedom we have with our imagination, the more authentic and true we can become, the more freedom we allow ourselves to be ourselves. Slowly and steadily we are progressing. We have come a long way, and we still have a long way to go. We just have to keep putting woke folk such as myself in positions of influence in the media and in politics.
It’s funny how I’ve ended up at this career path, little did I know it was right where I asked to be 3 years ago when I decided it was my life’s purpose to culture jam and design the blue print for the new world.