I’ve signed up for the A to Z in April Challenge! It will be my second year taking part and I’m really looking forward to it. The A to Z in April Challenge is when you post every day in April bar Sundays and since there is 26 days in April (when you minus the Sundays) and there’s 26 letters in the alphabet, each day corresponds with a letter of the alphabet. There’s still time to sign up for the challenge here.
Last year I had a lot more free time (I was at University and only have six hours of classes a week) but there was no clear theme – though a lot of my posts were about films or books.
This year I’m going to have a theme! The theme brings together two things that are very important to me – films and feminism. So this year, each day/letter will be dedicated to a woman in film who’s either first name or surname begins with that letter. The women may be actresses, directors, musicians who have worked in film or something else I haven’t thought of yet – though most of them will probably be actresses.
These will be my favourite women in film and while there will be some women whose name begins with the same letter that I love that I’ll have to leave out – I will give out honourable mentions and don’t think I hate one woman because I chose another one instead. Also, I know no one’s perfect and I’m sure if you go back far enough in these women’s history they may have said or done something that’s questionable or possibly offensive – they are human so I’m not going to put them on a pedestal. I’ve already started planning my posts (I hope to have at least ten written before the 1st April) and it’s already really hard to figure out who I’m going to write about.
I hope to feature a diverse group of women of different ages and different backgrounds so if that sounds like something you’d enjoy please come back to check out my blog during the month of April. It’s going to be a crazy month but I’m looking forward to it.