My Girls journey began right at the very start, in 2012. I was in my last year of uni, facing big life choices, having an identity crisis, coping with a new boyfriend, losing and making friends, gaining parents approval, blah blah blah… Watching Girls provided me confidence, solidarity and a good old giggle.
Over the last five years as Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, Shosh, Elijah, Ray and Adam grew, so did I. They are all messes in their own special way. None of their relationships are conventional or perfect. And this gave me comfort. It made me realise that very few people actually have their shit together.
I would like to thank each one of them.
Hannah for embracing her lumpy bumpy nakedness and making me feel worthy to embrace my own.
Jessa for her no fucks given attitude.
Marnie for her annoyingness.
(yeah I struggled to find pics for Marnie, she really did annoy me)
Shosh for her honesty.
And the lads (Elijah, Ray, Adam).
I am very sad that Girls is now over. Throughout the final series I have burst into tears over and over again. The penultimate episode for me was amazing, in my mind it should of been the last. It would of been a great ending. All of them together, hashing it out, laughing, dancing. It gave me some satisfactory closure. Then along came Monday’s episode. I’m unsure if it was really needed, I feel we could of all just left how Hannah would be as a mam to our own imagination. Nevertheless, the final scene gave me goosebumps.
Along the way Girls has mirrored my relationship with friends. Some off getting married, others having babies, others off travelling, others doing great in a career, others doing not a lot at all. Some I have drifted apart from, realising that perhaps what we had in common we no longer do. Some I have grown closer to, depending on each other in new ways.
What Girls has definitely done is revive feminism. Never before has twitter, instagram, blogs, newspapers, tv been more littered with feminist talk. Again, for that, Girls I am grateful.
Anyway. Thank you Girls.
I’m now off to yoga in my fangirl t-shirt to pay further homage.