In my particular tribe of geek girls we've all been going through rough patches in our lives. As if the Lego pieces that form us had fallen apart and we're trying to rebuild ourselves but some of them are missing. We keep trying to get creative and improvise to find new ways to cope and keep moving forawrd. This has led to some interesting conversations about what our geekdom means to us. Why it's such a key element of who we are.
The definition of geek from Wikipedia:
The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from "an expert or enthusiast" to "a person heavily interested in a hobby", with a general pejorative meaning of "a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp[ecially] one who is perceived to be overly intellectual".
Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also often used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to connote "someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake."
"Who teaches us whats real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend? Who chains us? And who holds the key that can set us free?
You have all the weapons you need.