We believe that feminism should still have a role in women's lives, but perhaps it has an image problem. So for ELLE's November issue, we partnered three leading feminist thinkers with three award-winning advertising agencies to 'rebrand' feminism. One of our teams – satirical website Vagenda, alongside Nike's preferred agency W+K – decided to smash stereotypes with their concept. What do they believe? Over to you, Holly and Rhiannon: 'Women should have the freedom to define themselves without box-ticking. So we are asking ELLE readers to tear the page out of this month's issue and write a declaration of independence. I am a woman and…' Thank you Vagenda, we will.
Here are Team ELLE's own declarations of independence – tweet your own to @ELLEUK with the hashtag #imawomanand.
Lorraine Candy - Editor in Chief
'I'm a woman and my hair colour does not define me.'
Kirsty Dale – Executive Fashion Director
'I'm a woman and I watch my daughters play football every Sunday'
Molly Haylor – Fashion Assistant
'I'm a woman and I'll text you first'
Amy Lawrenson - Senior Beauty Writer
'I'm a woman and I don't want children.'
Esperanza de la Fuente - Fashion Assistant
'I'm a woman and I wear men's clothes better than you do.'
Susan Ward-Davies - Travel & Lifestyle Director
'I'm a woman and I've flown a plane, managed a rap band, ridden with gauchos, climbed the Himalayas... and even fixed my own boiler'
Jules Kosciuczyk - Fashion Features Assistant
'I'm a woman and I will dance how I want.'
Collette Lyons - Acting Content Director
'I'm a woman and I will never apologise for working in women's magazines.'
Georgia Simmonds - Features Assistant
'I'm a woman and I'll make you a sandwich if you'll iron my shirt.'
Joely Walker - Beauty Assistant
'I'm a woman and I can rap.'
Claire Sibbick - Junior Sub-Editor
'I'm a woman and I should be able to wear what I want without being called a slut!'
Debbie Morgan - Editorial Business Manager
'I'm a woman and I love Formula 1...'
Leisa Barnett - News and Social Media Editor
'I'm a woman and yes, I do want to put dinner on MY card.'
Kari Wilkin - Acting Deputy Chief Sub-Editor
'I'm a woman and I was best (wo)man at my brother's wedding.'
Lara Ferros - Photo Editor
'I'm a woman and it's never stopped me from doing what I want to do in life.'