The Modern Revolutionary Woman

Welcome to the first edition of the DKST Journal! We are so happy that you are here. We are on a mission to create a global movement of powerful women who support gender equality and female empowerment. Through the DKST Journal we will share important messages and stories about revolutionary women, feminism, activism and all things Female empowerment. We talk a lot about Revolutionary women and feminism, so what better way to start, than to talk about what that really means. We hope you enjoy the first edition 🖤

The Modern Revolutionary Woman

What is a Modern Revolutionary woman you ask? Well, basically she is anything she wants to be! There is a belief or myth if you will, that a revolutionary woman is someone who achieves something extraordinary, is a trailblazer in her field, or is actively fighting the system. But is this really true? Do you need to become VP of a Country or cure diseases to be a revolutionary woman? Not at all! A Modern Revolutionary Woman is someone who has decided to no longer be a slave to society's expectations and stereotypical gender roles. She is redefining womanhood on her own terms. She doesn't have to be shouting it from the rooftops, but can be quietly forging her own path. Being a revolutionary woman means leading by example, and supporting and elevating other women along the way.

There is an outdated notion on what is means to be a "feminist" and all that it entails. Think bra burning, protesting, man hating and a general disdain for their sisters who chose to conform. This is NOT feminism, and has unfortunately resulted in a movement that has often alienated the gender it aims to support . Feminism in it's truest form, is the belief in social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. So, to be feminist, you are someone who supports equal rights for women. How you choose to do this, is completely up to you. Not all of us are comfortable waving a placard at a mass protest, or using our voice on a large scale. Much like womanhood, doing out bit for gender equality and female empowerment will look radically different for everybody. Confidence and empowerment starts at home, so perhaps you are a stay at home mum who is teaching your kids about equality, or helping your daughter to love herself unconditionally. Or maybe you are  contributing to a safer and more supportive working environment for women in your particular industry. It all counts. It all contributes to the larger cause. Remember, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step. 

If you are wanting to support gender equality for women, but are unsure how to do it - here are some simple ways to support and elevate each other:

  • Support female owned businesses.
  • Be supportive and celebrate the achievements of your sister, no matter how big or small.
  • Find a charity or organisation with a mission  to create gender equality, and donate or volunteer your time.
  • Teach your children about gender equality and allow them to live their lives on their own terms.
  • Share messages in support of gender equality on your social media. 
  • Live your own truth and help to guide others to do the same.
  • Contribute to gender equality and collaboration in the workplace.
Feminism will look different for everybody, so do what's comfortable for you. Don't let others belittle your efforts or make you feel like you are a bad feminist. Remember, nobody is you (and that is your power!!)  and a key part of feminism, is respecting and celebrating each other's choices - whatever that looks like.
七月 15, 2021 — Claire Halliday Louden