I recently discovered “social justice warrior” has a negative connotation here on tumblr, so I thought it necessary to explain why I am Social Justice Warrior Girl.
"Social Justice" because that’s what I’m all about. I learned about various forms of oppression of groups and subsequent privilege of others in college (ie racism, sexism, etc). Since then, I’ve been obsessed with fighting against these oppressions and thus fighting for social justice.
The “Warrior” part is most important to me. After having been sexually assaulted a few years back, a mentor of mine told me I was a warrior for my determination throughout the hearing (long story). That word stuck with me and gave me strength.
Finally, “Girl”, because I’m a girl, and proud of it. I LOVE being a girl. Thinking about being a girl gets me all fired up in the best ways.
So, there you have it. The warrior girl who fights for social justice.