The term “final girl” refers to the last female survivor in a slasher film left to confront the killer. This outfit is inspired by these horror films (particularly that of the 1980s and 90s films). But despite my appreciation for these movies, I have to say my real appreciation is of a deeper level.
While I hope and pray I never have to actually, in real life know what it would feel like to be a lone survivor left to face an attacker, I’ve always been so obsessed with true stories of the like.
It’s not that I take lightly the gravitas of the situation, but that I am in total awe of the sheer will to live that arises in a person when put in such a place. These bad asses of survival have always been such a source of inspiration to me. Many times when I find myself in an upsetting predicament I think of these survivors and tell myself, “If she can survive that true horror, I can sure as hell survive this thing.”
I’ve been made fun of before for this seemingly dramatic approach to thinking, but I am in genuine. I find facing these kinds of difficult realities head on to be cathartic. It makes me feel more connected to humanity, more aware of the preciousness of life, and more grounded in what really matters, and what doesn’t.
Regardless if you relate to this ideology I think it’s safe to say we can all respect the true heroes of survival and learn that you never know what you’re capable of when push comes to shove. You are stronger than you think, braver than you think, and can be a survivor of your story too.