Notes on Imposter Syndrome, White Dresses, and Feminism
Welcome to the Imposters Club, a podcast helping you fight the voice in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough, brought to you by almost-thirty-something best friends, Sinéad Kennedy Krebs and Melissa Murdock.
In our fourth episode, Sinéad and Melissa discuss the ways in which planning a wedding can induce imposter syndrome, from familial expectations to bridal beauty, and how wedding traditions clash with feminism.
We’d love to hear your stories of feeling like an imposter, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and each episode we’ll be sharing some on the podcast.
Planning a wedding?
Maddie Eisenhart, ‘Is it un-feminist to want to lose weight for my wedding?’: https://apracticalwedding.com/weight-loss-feminism-wedding/
Sam Dylan Finch, ‘7 Ways to Make your Wedding More Socially Conscious (and Feminist!): https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/make-wedding-more-feminist/
Laura Bates, ‘How to have a feminist wedding’: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/28/can-a-feminist-be-a-bride-laura-bates
Nu Bride, ‘Planning a Feminist Wedding’: https://nubride.com/2018/03/19/planning-feminist-wedding/
Emine Saner, ‘How “Bridezilla” became this summer’s biggest sexist slur’: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/15/how-bridezilla-became-this-summers-biggest-sexist-slur