Art Credit: Mike Henry aka Zatransis
After the avalanche of negative "geek girls are mostly posers" articles on the internet, (please see Action Chick Flick's article on all the fun) I feel like I need to vent a few thoughts on the subject.
The Geek Girls Book Club was sparked by such an article. Without this gem: New York Times article we would maybe never have come to pass. The anger and sadness I felt about the writer's comments pushed me to make a book club that all Geeks could be proud of. That would show that having lady parts doesn't mean you only like Eat, Pray, Love. Being a female and being a Geek CAN ACTUALLY HAPPEN. And that's okay. In fact, that's awesome.
I was told not many would join or be interested. That it wouldn't have much "staying power". Well, those people would be wrong. We have nearly 1,000 members, and from all over the world. These are women, and men by the way, who are want to wave their inner Geek flag with pride and I am so honored to be among them.
We can be "Geeks" about so many things. Star Wars, Firefly, Anime, Literature, History... the list goes on and on. You don't have to love all things "geeky" to be a geek. You have to have the passion and the heart to learn more and more about what you love. Don't be concerned about how much Geek you are or if someone else is a "poser". Just let your Geeky light shine, and it will spread and spread until we can all feel a bit prouder of whoever we are, all because of the power of the Geek.