In November 2018, I started writing a book as part of the yearly NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month); the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I was writing a semi-autobiographical fiction novel.
In the mornings, before writing, I would read the book Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates. The book was created thanks to the awesome responses her Everday Day Sexism Project received. The book really touched me. I thought to myself "I've lived through 90% of this everyday sexist bullshirt!" (Yes, bullshirt is from Kristen Bell's character in The Good Place. Good catch, I like you already.)
I stopped everything I was doing and started writing an autobiography. Every chapter features specific moments I've lived through where sexism and the fact that I own a vulva affected the situation. As it turns out, I have A LOT to say. Twenty days into writing the book, I realized this would actually be a great blog. So here we are.
Who are you?
My name is Roxanne and I am in my early 30s. I am a Canadian living in Germany.
What's with the name?
Evolving + Vulva = Evulving
What can I expect?
New post will be published weekly until I am out of things to say.
What will the posts be about?
The posts will be about my life. I thought it could help to gather all the moments that seem insignificant, but ultimately oppress us on a daily basis. There are so many inequalities girls and women face throughout their lives; it needs to stop. Maybe if I share my entire experience, others will see it runs very deep.
How can I share my stories or comments?
I'm glad you asked! Share your experiences with me on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Evulving:
- Follow @Evulving on Instagram
- Follow @roxannejoncas on Twitter
- Share books/resources, findings, or personal experiences by email.
- Be respectful. This website and all its related channels (Instagram, Twitter, email,etc.) are there to share personal experience and be supportive of one another. I aim for it to be a harassment-free environment for everyone, but I can't control everything.