The first time I saw this video, I wasn’t sure I liked it. So dark, moody, gritty. Is that really the right message to be sending?
But then I really, really liked it, and the reason surprised me. I liked it because it’s angry. Because this isn’t right, and isn’t fair, and shouldn’t happen to us, to me, to anyone. Because sometimes, underneath the can-do, I’ll-do-exactly-what-I’m-supposed-to, girl-power, fund-raising, spokes-womaning, turned-this-crap-into-a-positive Jen, I’m pretty damn pissed off about it all.
So I like the anger here, the brooding, the fear. I love that the women are young and that they are doing something subversive, looking behind their backs as if they’ll get caught.
And at the end, I love the joy, the smiles. As if they are thinking: I did this. I did that. I am and I do and things don’t have to just happen to me.
Girl power, go-red style. Love.