“I AM A GIRL” – A Fashion Film

polemic /pəˈlɛmɪk/ : a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
“I AM A GIRL” focuses on the relationship between women and the media and how it might not make us feel a part of the glamorous, beautified lifestyle it promotes. 

The topic of gender and what it means to be a girl is a particularly personal one for me and whilst I might not an expert, I am proud of the way I executed my this piece as part of my Fashion Film unit at uni. The voice-over (a spoken word poem written by me) features all my own thoughts and opinions – something that I never imagined myself doing as it’s not something you can just say without expecting various opinions to be thrown at you.

Gender is a huge topic for a lot of individuals and I am aware that I only covered a very small part of this issue, specifically the ‘types’ of women that I featured in the video. It is an on-going conversation and is something that needs to be spoken about if we are to get anywhere with it – and I hope that my fashion film with all my thoughts and feelings in there – is a small starting point for a much bigger conversation.

This was created as part of my Fashion Polemic assessment in my Fashion Film unit at university. I'm planning on tackling this topic in far greater detail in my 3 minute assessment this semester. I am in no way an expert on this topic but as I had such a short time frame to fulfil, I was unable to include everything I wanted to. In no way was this created to offend anybody, I'm simply someone with a passion for this subject, who wants to learn and delve far deeper in it and has a thing for white borders *hugs*