If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen my pinned tweet about dropping the labels. I’m done with them. No more feminist. No more straight. No more cis. I unsubscribe. And here’s why…

I’m tired of being called something I’m not, compared to people I don’t know, and treated differently for my views on certain subjects. I’m done with the prejudice that comes with being a feminist, and I’m done with being told I have to be a certain way.

I cut dairy and red meat from my diet, but I’m still considered scum because I’ll add it into my diet on occasion. I’m body positive, but I can’t be if I want to lose weight. I support women, but I’m a white feminist (even though I believe in intersectionality). I’m done with being perceived in certain ways, so I’m done with the labels.

I don’t want you to call me anything other than my name, and if you call me anything else, I won’t respond. I’m not straight, and I’m not gay, and I’m not bi. I’m a person called Gina, and I’d like to be known as a person who loves food, taking photos, reading books, someone learning to understand her body and its needs, learning her own place in this fucked up world, and so much more. I’m complex, as we all are, and I won’t be constrained by labels any more.

What that means for my blog, I don’t know. I began this blog as a means to talk about feminism. I wanted to express my own views and have a place where I was allowed to be angry at the world. I wanted to explore feminist theory, review feminist films/novels and more. Instead, it’s evolved into a story about my life and my loves.

There’s nothing wrong with that I guess, I like talking about myself. I’m sometimes vain and that’s okay. But right now, the future of this blog seems really uncertain to me. A part of me wants to escape. Live my own life away from social media and take beautiful photographs along the way. But another part of me feels this weird pull to having my life online. I think it’s natural in a way, we see bloggers and influencers praised and gifted items just for being popular, and deep down everyone wants to be popular. But do I? I really don’t know at this point.

I would really like to focus on myself for a bit, figure out who I am away from everything and explore my opinions a little more. It’s a weird feeling to drop the labels, but in a way it’s quite freeing. If I think a certain way, I don’t have to compare it to feminism, I can just have that view point and think it through & actually embrace it. I 100% believe that this is the best move for me at the moment. I won’t judge others for labeling themselves, I think it’s a good way to meet similar minded people, especially online, but yeah, I’m out.

Xo