Glued to the tube
The new generation leading ladies…I just can’t get enough of them solving scandals, challenging authorities, fighting battles and outsmarting criminals. I have spent so many hours with these ladies I feel like they are my new partners in crime. But why is it that I and millions of viewers just can’t get enough of these female powerhouses?
For the ones that don’t know;-) I am quite interested in woman, their role in society and how this changes over time. Because of this I know that the history of media is filled with examples of boring female clichés. For decades we’ve been overloaded by stories starring:
a) women behind men,
b) girls next door,
c) ladies looking for Mr. Right,
d) a combination of the above
Basically we’ve been sedated by an uninspiring parade of women who supposedly needed men to be saved. And of course I love some male attention, but I am a strong believer of gender equality, instead of stereotyping women in supporting their prince charming in his dreams.
But given the popularity of today’s on screen successes like Scandal, Homeland and Vikings, it seems the turnaround has started! These leading ladies of today are all women who act independent. and if you ask me… another step to gender equality. #femalesforward
Trying to become a Maestro!
For a television program I am competing with 8 other Dutch personalities to become THE “Maestro”. The last few weeks have been nerve wrecking; I found my new passion.
My week; an inside look
I never have a week with a same sort of agenda as the week before, or the week ahead. That’s because I sometimes live the life of four different people.
Funny, Feminist and Fearless Lena Dunham
Writer, director, and feminist Lena Dunham was in town for her book tour. I have been a big Lena fan for quite some time, even before she was the well-known lady she is today.
Sisse Marie wears the Leading Strings
I really wanted to share the pictures of this powerlady with you. Sisse Marie seems to love wearing my designs and we all love to see her wearing it!