Exploratory Writing 3B


I remember having to come up with my first online username.

At the time I thought back to a children’s animal education

show my friend and I very much enjoyed.

I thought back to a specific animal that made us laugh for

a solid twenty minutes at the time.

The name of the animal was Jimmy, and the animal was a llama.

Ten years later, I do not think that @Jimmythellama is as funny as it was back then.

This was right before the insane internet llama craze,

so I gained some followers simply for having a hip username at the time.

As I matured and created a more professional image online,

I changed my username to something anyone can find me with, @eva.rios.

Although my past username had a traditional male name in it,

I never cared much for what gender I perceived as.

I have never before heard of the term

Glitch Feminism or cyberfeminists

before reading this article. My initial response to

learning about the topic was “is this something I identify as?

How exactly does my online identity create these

glitches or malfunctions in the system?

How can I go above and beyond this concept with my own personal works/ am I

already doing this without knowing it?

Rejecting the colonial gaze from the way I

live my life is one of the ways why I think I may

identify with glitch feminism. I am very unconventional

when it comes to the way I dress, look,

and think based on social norms. Oftentimes I post pictures of myself

wearing my traditional Mexican clothing,

which is very different to the lives of people I grew up

alongside in the United States. Although I do wear that traditional clothing,

I still post things that make me who I am,

not things that I want others to conform to.

Technology is advancing everyday. The more humans interact with

online sources and technologies, the more advanced

things will become. Concepts such as Glitch

feminism will only become stronger as the rebel instinct

becomes even more enraged

due to traditional world ideas.