#WCW: Spice Girls
If you’re a fan of the 90s like I am, the Spice Girls were THE “it” group. Sure, we had The Backstreet Boys and one of my faves, NSYNC, but nothing compares to the importance and love I have for the Spice Girls. And nothing against TLC, B*Witched or even Destiny’s freaking Child (Beyonce, you’re still Queen), but the Spice Girls were probably the most influential group of my toddler years, which is why they are my woman crush this Wednesday and even every day.
As the first exposure for feminism, at least for me as a young kid, “girl power” was empowerment, unity, and loyalty. These girls were different, they were fun, and they were strong independent women. With individual personalities and characters (Sporty Spice, Scary Spicy, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, and Posh Spice), they shared a common interest in music and united to share it with the world.
No doubt in my mind that young girls had a major crush on them back then too, but these women are the reason why I fell in love with singing in the first place. In 1994, a legend was born, and I’m not talking about myself. When I was a little child listening to them and watching their film, Spice World, I fell in love with the idea of being a superstar. You would find me standing on top of my coffee table, a tv remote in my hand like it was my microphone, and a video camera recording my every move. I was the entertainment for my audience of zero. I would sing and dance, and I embarrassingly continued to do this until my high school years (except I upgraded and used real microphones and had a real audience to perform in front of). The Spice Girls were the reason I fell so in love with singing and with music, and even though I am not pursuing my 3-year-old superstar dream, I still want to thank them for giving me such a passion that I can’t undo. Thank you, Spice Girls! GIRL POWER! <3