Soon, my wrestling games were stopped by a mother who said "Girls can't wrestle with boys. Go home." and soon, the idea of my sisters and I being crass like my brothers wasn't tolerated at home.
I am glad that the spitting we did got abolished, since it isn't a flattering habit on anyone, but the barriers and rules of how to be a girl made me so angry that for a long time, that I didn't want to be a girl and started to use "Like a Girl" to separate myself from the "Feminine Women" and "The Warrior Women."
Most of my life, I hated being a woman. I looked up to characters in film like Princess Leia in Star Wars, and Marion "Mary" Ravenwood in Indiana Jones 2 but still, in the real world, I would constantly try to prove my masculinity while struggling with my femininity.
It was only in the last 4-5 years that I have truly started to accept that being "Like a Girl" is a good thing. Being a Girl is not a bad thing, nor should it be and I am so happy as a woman/girl/lady in the entertainment industry, that there are people proving that "Like a Girl" is great!
Thank you to those who are helping those of us who were once afraid to be "Like a Girl" and for the many young girls who are growing up in this world who will hopefully grow up thinking that "Like a Girl" is a positive phrase, rather than a negative.
One of the great things about being a female actress is getting to talk about comedy that men just don't understand or have a very different perspective of. This Comedy written, directed and starred in by a Fellow Lady Filmmaker and actress, Kristine Gerolaga, is about the trials and tribulations that women go through before, after and during that very special time of the month where you just don't know what to do with yourself. She and her team are putting together this hilarious comedy and after watching the indiegogo campaign, we at Diabla are supporting the hell out of it!
So as they say "If you have a vagina or like them" you will be rolling when you see this!
Please watch the clip she put together and consider supporting a wonderful women filmmaker in their endeavor to continue making great films with fun women roles!
Love it and will be donating this weekend!
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