This Art Student Clapped Back At The Teacher Who Told Her To ‘Dial Down The Feminism’

A notebook, paintbrushes and paint and a tweet
Unsplash / Time Arterbury and Twitter / @alexbertanades

Art is unlike many subjects in school in that it allows you to express your thoughts, opinions, and feelings through a certain medium. That gives students a lot of freedom to make a statement of their choice, but that doesn’t particularly mean their instructors will like it.

Twitter user Alex Bertulis-Fernandes had one particular teacher who didn’t seem to like the statements she was saying in her pieces. He told her to ‘dial down the feminism,’ which became the statement she centered her latest project on.

Okay, you have to admit that’s pretty clever. It’s rebellious, the message is loud and clear, and hey, it’s still art.

People couldn’t get enough of the art student and her feminist masterpiece.

Honestly, who does this teacher think he is? Shouldn’t he be encouraging his students to explore their own ideologies through different mediums?

Perhaps Alex’s piece can even be a lesson. After all, there will always be people in your life who try to tell you to dial back on the things you’re passionate about because, well, it just makes them uncomfortable.

I really need a poster of this so I can hang it on my wall and draw strength from it daily. After all, it’s the people who tell you to ‘calm down’ that will stop you from ever getting what you want — and deserve. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

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