She subject is a project about how to turn objectivation into subjectivation. It want to reunite all those girls who were forced into a vision of themselves they do not own first, or a picture of them they do not drew.
The blog starts from an idea of instagram @cantnameacat , @arsalad and @godblood , or three sad girls scattered in the world and became very close through social networks. At the beginning, it was a video chat joined by girls all over the globe, talking about ALL the kind of violence they were forced into by the male based society. The chat was not only about actual physical assaults, nor even just about how to handle with psychological violence. The idea behind the project was (and still is) that one can always force us into a bad, sad and passive mood by making us feel uncomfortable in our own bodies or personality, for example. Or just telling us what we can or cannot do in order to be safe in a world we cannot feel we own. Or labeling us as “sluts” for expressing our desire to be free and wild. Or giving a sexual meaning to our naked bodies even when we don’t want to, even when we want to speak our art through them, because we need to.
She subject is now a blog in which we can collect articles, photos, videos, collages, pics, several projects and writings about the reality that we live as girls. The blog also is a testimonie of our lifes, sadness, pain and reality we do not want to take away from us or closed in a drawer like a dream because we want to be free of being ourselves. The subject of our lifes.
And why don’t you write? Write! Writing is for you, you are for you; your body is yours, take it. I know why you haven’t written. (And why I didn’t write before the age of twenty-seven.) Because writing is at once too high, too great for you, it’s reserved for the great-that is for “great men”; and it’s “silly.”
We should write as we dream; we should even try and write, we should all do it for ourselves, it’s very healthy, because it’s the only place where we never lie. At night we don’t lie. Now if we think that our whole lives are built on lying-they are strange buildings-we should try and write as our dreams teach us; shamelessly, fearlessly, and by facing what is inside very human being-sheer violence, disgust, terror, shit, invention, poetry. In our dreams we are criminals; we kill, and we kill with a lot of enjoyment. But we are also the happiest people on earth; we make love as we never make love in life.
– both from Hélène Cixous (author of “The Laugh of the Medusa”) and perfectly expressing the messages behind our blog