So what is The Nasty Woman Club?
The year is 2017.
Donald Trump still had access to the nuclear codes,
sock booties and bum bags were the latest fashion trend,
Games of Thrones hadn't failed their fans (yet),
and same-sex marriage was FINALLY legalised in Australia.
2017 was also the year aspiring journalist Demi Lynch began
The Nasty Woman Club.
TNWC started out as a radio show at Brisbane community station 4ZZZ. For one and a half years it aired every Tuesday morning at 2am. The show played songs and featured interviews with female and non-binary artists.
By 2019 The Nasty Woman Club became a weekly interview series podcast. And by 2020 it also became a small news media platform dedicated to the latest stories, people and events in the world of intersectional feminism.
It's unknown what's next for The Nasty Woman Club. But there certainly is more to come for this ever-growing platform.
So you're probably wondering...
Why is this platform called 'nasty woman?'
Is the word 'nasty' an insult to women?
And are only women invited to this club?
In order to answer your questions we need to go back in time to when Donald Trump was running for president
(eeeeek that brings back horrid memories).
Well during one of the presidential debates Donald Trump famously called
Hilary Clinton - "such a nasty woman."
Although Trump's remark was meant as an insult to Hilary Clinton - the phrase became a badge of honour for women across the world.
The day after Trump's inauguration thousands of people took to the streets of Washington and the rest of the world in protest of his presidential win. Many carried signs, banners and wore shirts with the phrase "Nasty Woman."
It was a historic moment.
People of the world took a stance against Trump's sexist, racist, homophobic, classist, transphobic, predatory behaviour and beliefs.
When Demi saw the words 'nasty woman' be reused as something powerful rather than something insulting - she knew she had to name her business after these words.
Because to her a nasty woman is someone of any gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, size and colour that empowers others through their actions and words.
They're a fighter.
But most importantly they're not afraid to speak up.