Buffy the Vampire Slayer was iconic in the 1990’s early 2000’s. As a huge fan of Buffy’s I encourage our daughters to watch. Jennifer’s favourite being the one and only singing one, often with her and I singing all the way through.
We often in our house you will randomly hear us sing ”I died so many years ago, but you can make me feel like it isn’t so”. Watching Buffy when I was younger showed me, teenage girls can be anyone they want to be. It also made me realize life is not as straight and normal as we think.
Now that I’m older I’ve realised the message of Buffy isn’t much different. Instead of the vampires representing my confusion of where I belong in the world, they now represent all the dangers of the world my daughters live in. Unlike Buffy, I never had the amazing supportive friends until I met my Anth. But in a way, they are more, my girls they are who I live for, they are everything I stay strong for, they are the most important to defend against anything. Anth has become my Giles, dependable, the person I ignore any advice given but then he always turns out to be right and no matter what loves me for me.
It’s strange how 1 show has managed to fit into every aspect of my life. One show has brought a family of 5 together. One show which has shown the world no matter what GIRLS RULE!
Written by Amy Carney