Girl Power Movies

What does the phrase ‘Girl Power’ mean to you?

Take a moment to think about it.

While I was brainstorming titles for this blog series, words and phrases like ‘feminist’ and ‘women-centric’ drifted in and out of my mind. One phrase though, was lingering in the back of my mind, and I could not seem to shake it off; ‘Girl Power’.

Maybe because it is the most commonly used phrase in my childhood to represent the strength and almost invincible power of being a girl in this world. Also, the phrase makes sense because at the root of strong-female representation, the words girl and power make up its base and body.

As a movie buff, I am intrigued by films which address issues women go through in general, and preferably in a light-hearted, feel-good manner. Of course, there are some movies which tread on an exaggerated form of expression and still make me feel amazed at the impact it creates in me.

There are already 20 over movie titles on my list, each sharing its fair perspective on the definition of ‘Girl Power’. Till we meet again in the first post of this series, take a few moments to think about the movies which have influenced your life through their takes on problems the XX chromosomes – population has gone through till date.

Gender equality must become a lived reality.

Michelle Bachelet

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