Did you know that Feminista Social Club will be 1 year old on Friday?! That’s right August 4th is FSC’s birthday, so this is a very special Womxn Crush(ing It) Wednesday dedicated to two very special babes, our founding Feministas, Amber and Jasmine!
Amber and Jasmine are two of the most brilliant, strong and passionate people I have ever met. It’s that passion and leadership that gave us FSC and keeps us all sane as we attempt to navigate this patriarchal, white supremacist, cisheteronoramtive society that we live in. Deep down I have always known the importance of having a group of people you can rely on for support. Growing up I hated playing sports but I always loved being on a team, I loved that feeling of community that manifests itself when a group of womxn work together. But when high school was over independence became the ultimate signifier of adulthood for me and I spent so much time trying to prove that I could do it all by myself that I forgot how much I thrived with the support of other womxn. I even moved to the U.K. alone, in what I thought of as the ultimate act of independence but it was there that I met Jasmine and it was from Jasmine’s subsequent move to Buffalo and immediate bound with Amber that FSC was born.
Amber’s thoughtfulness, humor and unconditional support has helped me get through so much in the past year and Jasmine’s unapologetic sense of self and resolve has been an inspiration to me since we met almost 3 years ago. I could not be more grateful for these two and the powerful FSC community they ignited!
So it’s time to celebrate a year of feminism and friendship, rants and grievances, laughter and tears, and gear up for another year fighting the patriarchy with some amazing humans!
P.S. This is a bonus birthday WCW… if you spot Jasmine and Amber cursing around NYC today like the art babes they are, be sure to wish Jasmine a happy birthday!