I’ve been itching to write more of a personal blog post for a while now, there’s only so much transcribing you can do before you’re asking people in real life to speak slower, so you can catch up with your written piece. (This may be more of a journalist inside joke, i’ll just shut up)
Today is International Womens Day, I’ve just left a screening for the 2015 film ‘Suffragette’ – completely speechless, my heart is literally jumping about.
I’ve never had much knowledge on the Suffragettes, after watching this film, as well as being a few pages into Melanie Phillip’s ‘THE ASCENT Of WOMAN’, I’m more proud to be a woman than i ever have been before.
I’m more enthusiastic for this national day, the suffragettes put their own lives on the line, lost their children, their homes, to fight for equal pay and the right to vote, for that i will thank them for every day of my life…
I’ll thank them by standing up for my own opinions, i’ll continue to speak up for myself and every other activist, this bit is really important – I’ll ignore any person who feels embarrassed when i speak up about something i’m passionate about…
believe it or not, there’s people out there who say “Ruby, why do you rant so much over twitter? why do you go to protests?” they’ll tell me i’m cringey, i post too much, i go on too much about what i’m up to, blah blah blah…
This goes on to something i’ve wanted to write about for a bit, since my interview with Anton Newcombe, since i’ve settled more with being on my own, i’ve realised a hell of a lot of things.
If you’re not happy, change what you’re doing. If you’re not happy with the people surrounding you, move on, go find new people, I’ve met some of the most incredible people recently just by going off and connecting with people who give off positive energy.
Surround yourself with people who are happy with your success, who want to genuinely hear about your amazing day out. There’s nothing i feed off more than hearing people describe their passions or something creative their doing at the time.
And if there’s people who you daren’t leave because you get a vibe they may be talking ill of you, then fuck em’.
Life is far, far too short. It really is that easy, just start with small changes, find a new job if you’re not happy at your current workplace, listen to some new music, go somewhere you’ve never been to before, keep your genuine friends close and leave anyone with negative energy behind.
I couldn’t have done half of the amazing things i’ve done if it weren’t for certain people, i’ll never stop thanking them for it, as well as the people who are just all round supportive.
I’ve stopped comparing myself to Victoria’s Secret models or Instagram famous people, people are creative and expressive in their own ways, we are all different and mean something to someone. I’ve stopped worrying about the people who complain about my social media yet continue to follow me. I’ve stopped trying to get people to like or accept me.
I’m happy with my friends, i’ve surrounded myself with some of the most open minded, easy going and supportive people in the world and i’m trying to be that person. I’ve left my grudges behind. I’m happy with myself and that is not a crime.