New Cut, New Name, New Everything
So, if you’ve been following me on my social media sites, you’ve seen that I cut my hair off. Also, and probably more importantly, the blog name has changed! It’s something I’ve been contemplating for quite some time now, as I’ve felt I’m not really the person I was when I started this blog in 2010. I mean, who wants to be stuck with names they gave themselves at 22 anyways, right? :)
Truthfully, I don’t really feel like I identify as a girl so much anymore- being so close to graduation and starting my masters, exploring my identity and feminist thought, being married, having a house, and a whole mess of responsibilities. Even more importantly, I don’t feel like this blog is really a guide. My style, my priorities, and my life have shifted greatly in the past years, and the blog along with it. The more I delve into feminism, intersectionality, exploring my identity, how it’s portrayed on my blog, and the impact of it, the more I wanted a name that would move with me instead of sticking me into the confounds I’d created with my own language. That’s why I chose the name Style So Far. Yes, this always has been and always will be a personal style blog. It’s what I love, who I am, and my life- so far. There’s no telling where this, or I, will go. But it’s not a guide, it’s not just for girls, and it’s not just for fat people. There doesn’t need to be categorization. I don’t need to tell you or guide you on what to do. What I want to do is continue to connect with you, talk with you, learn with you, and share with you. I’m lucky to be able to to do that.
This in no way means I am distancing myself from FA or body politics. Far from it, actually. I have always been very inspired by and rallied for FA and body politics. It just means that I wanted a name that made this blog more inclusive so that I can open up, hear from, and share with a multitude of different kinds of people. I also didn’t want to put myself into a certain box, either. There are so many people in this movement, who are also fighting so many other struggles that all intersect against many of the same powers. I think making your own media fights these things that tell us what to look like, how to act, what we should do, and how we should feel. I think that when you do not see yourself represented in media in a positive way, you just make your own. You let yourself be visible. You let yourself be known. I think that’s super powerful and has always been the backbone to this blog. And it always will be, just with a better fitting name.
You can now find me at stylesofar.com
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