Okay, so you can stay in your sweats and still be a bad ass. I just happen to feel more productive when I throw off the old sweats and step it up to some jeans (or when I'm really feeling it, a dress and tights).
Today on Twitter I saw #femalefilmmakerfriday trending. Around 4% of wide release films are directed by women. Considering we make up half the population, that's an abysmal representation of our thoughts, ideas, feelings and lives.
When I clicked on the trending hashtag I didn't expect much. However, scrolling through the tweets with photo after photo of women helming the cam, leading their own documentaries, movies and shorts, was like lightning in my coffee. That 4% may not break today or tomorrow or even this year, but if these women have anything to say about it, it's cracking bit by bit.
Have a gander at some of the badasses below. I was particularly energized to see so many black women out there, telling their stories and changing the dynamic. The leaders of tomorrow are going to be inspired by the trailblazers of today. The power of seeing someone who you feel represents you cannot be underestimated.
Congrats to these bold women, and to all who are standing up and proving dreams aren't just one for type of person. They're for all of us.
Scroll through the tweets below, or follow the hashtag #femalefilmmakerfriday for more!