This is something I wrote for my portfolio for the Ryerson Journalism program – which, as of recently, I WAS ACCEPTED INTO! Sorry, quick intermission for an awkward happy dance.
I feel very strongly about the topic of slut-shaming and the idea that society seeks to control women, forcing them to submit to specific roles through harmful language. This piece came out of me so easily because I already had the thoughts and all it took was for me to put them together. In the end, I came up with something I’m really proud of and that I think communicates everything I wanted to say in a concise and simple way.