Why I’m Gonna Keep Bowling Through Life “Like A Girl”

I know it’s bad; but it’s only a recent thing that I’ve been able to stand with a straight posture, my head held high, a smile on my face and declare that I am a feminist.

I’m a bra a wearing, makeup experimenting feminist!

Really though, being a girl is 1/2 of the best sex you could have been born as. The other 1/2? You could’a been born a bloke which is equally badass.

My kinda feminism isn’t about shouting about why I’m the better sex, it’s about shouting about how we all are which is why I actually love the #Heforshe campaign running at present. If you’ve somehow missed out on it then go and read about it here.

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For the last year I’ve been part of a group on Facebook where women build eachother up on a daily basis, which is how I know this beautiful Lady giving me her moustache to borrow.

I told them that I was writing a post about all the things that I’m proud to do “like a girl” and could they give me some inspiration?

The next thing I knew, the responses started rolling in and then the post shifted away from my favourite topic of me and onto them . How else can I show you how to be proud of doing things like a girl without showing you some of the women that inspire me on a daily basis?


The Beautiful Lauren Lee made me wanna be her best friend when she said

“I don’t spit out curse words, I enunciate them like a fucking lady”

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Gabby Beckford gave me goals when she told me

“I adventure like a girl. I love cliff jumping, bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting, and rock climbing with my 5’3 frame and my Leo, Kylie Jenner lipkit.”

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My spirit animal Stephanie Baker reminded me why I fell in love with her when she just got hungry

“Will eat all the contents in your fridge, freezer, pantry and STILL ask for dessert, like a girl.”

๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿจโ˜•๐Ÿนโ˜•๐Ÿน๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ•๐Ÿค

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Chanel White got all ‘tough but girly’ on me

“I shoot like a girl in heels and a dress, all while arriving on my sports bike!”

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My beautiful Maggie Dziong gave the most Maggie response that she could have given

“I do everything like a girl because I’m awesome AF”

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Tracy Hull made me clap, blush and then clap again when she was all

Lead, fix shit, and enjoy sex like a girl!”

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My angel and cheerleader Garima Batra made me wanna start dressing better when she said

“My airport looks are at an extreme… Like a girl! Either you’ll see me wearing heels, carrying my Jimmy Choo or its gonna be wearing yoga tights, trainers and carrying a backpack!”

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Mina Mia came to the party and made me hungry and inspired me to love my body more when she was all

“I almost never cook like a girl, I eat outside and give all my money on food! and love my fat belly!!”

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Cristina Lupita Cortez marched onto the sceneย  like

“I weight-lift like a girl, fuck the treadmill!”

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I used to get offended if I was told I’d done something like a girl. I was a tomboy. The only girl on my football team and always the last to be picked which led to me getting a piggie back from David Seaman as he believed in my right to do things like a girl.

And now that I’m an adult, dress a lot girlier and work with a load of blokes I’m often called out when I ‘do things like a girl’. But instead of getting upset about it nowadays I’m more like “damn straight I do it like a girl”.

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  • I cry like a girl, which reminds me that I do have the capability of feeling things even when my depression and anxiety does it’s best to convince me otherwise.
  • I argue like a girl because I can’t hold my tongue if something is bothering me, which means that I discuss things and find resolutions before it becomes a big problem.
  • I whinge like a girl because I’m not living in an opressed society where I’m not entitled to have an opinion.
  • I cook and clean like a girl because my mother taught me to be able to both work and be able to look after myself.
  • I dress like a girl because I wear whatever allows me to occasionally strut around like the worlds my catwalk and I’m Beyonce.

Just before I end this post, I’m just gonna leave you with a couple of things that I don’t want you to forget…

Girls are weak.

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Women should be seen and not heard.

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Women aren’t funny.

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AND The only place for a woman is in the kitchen.

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6 responses to Why I’m Gonna Keep Bowling Through Life “Like A Girl”

  1. gtcookbook says:

    YAS Queen! (if you haven’t seen Broad City, DO! It’s got the two coolest feminist comedians around imho).
    I do everything like a girl, and proud of it! It should never be an insult!

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