Generation Z Sounds Off On Style, Identity And Representing Themselves On The Internet

"You can be whoever you want when you're a woman. Nothing defines us."


"I think that my generation of women is more open to being loud," a woman says in a video (above) for Refinery29

This aesthetically intricate and hypnotic video features Generation Z women, ages 15 to 18, talking about growing up on the Internet, representing themselves on their own terms, gender identity, fashion and style, and feeling powerful as women.

Their passionate words are ones we think women, of any generation, should hear.  Check out a few of our favorite quotes from the video: 

"It's interesting for young girls, especially, to post images of themselves and just represent themselves in media, rather than let people just represent them. You can just post selfies and be just as political. It's about content and about representation."

"I think we're moving into an age where it's a lot less important to put yourself in a box and a lot more important to think about the authentic relationships you're having. So like because I'm gender non-conforming ... I don't feel like I'm in the wrong body. I just feel like I should be able to represent myself outside of the gender binary."

"I want to be able to have a positive impact on the view of women of color because they're a great thing."

"I think my generation of women — this is not our final form — but we are very powerful. 'Cause my girlfriends that I surround myself with and my friends in my life, they're all like so empowering and we build each other up."

"You can be whoever you want when you're a woman. Nothing defines us."


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