Feminist Copywriting: An Introduction

Oh hi, it’s just lil’ ol me with an unpopular opinion and a mini-intro to Feminist Copywriting and Marketing Frameworks… 👋

First… Manipulative writing is shitty writing.

But, at the start of my copywriting career, most (if not all) of my clients were familiar with and expecting tactics like: scarcity, urgency, fucktons of content, NLP, pain points, and mindset-shaming.

I hated it all.

So… I worked around it. Sneaking my empathy, my love for well-crafted sentences, my high sensitivity & desire to effect real change in this world into PLF formulas and webinar follow-ups. Building sales pages around shared values instead of pain points; easing up on the high-pressure language in favor of something more… you know, human.

I didn’t argue with my clients about it; I just kind of “did it.” Asked for forgiveness instead of permission.

But then, I started hearing about this thing called Feminist Copywriting—and I realized, that’s what I’ve been trying to do this whole time! I just never had the words for it. (Ironic, I know.)

Here’s the truth: If you’re committed to building a feminist, anti-racist business in this world, then you have to recognize that the “tried and true” marketing practices we’ve all been taught are steeped in misogyny and white supremacy. (Just like everything else, welp.)

The good news is, we can unlearn those “yah-dude” tactics and strategies, just like we’re working to unlearn our internalized racism & misogyny.

There are plenty of entrepreneurs who are doing it differently, and I’m proud to call myself one of them.

Plus, bonus—when you respect your readers and treat them like the human beings they are, your writing gets 100x better.

So we’ve got that going for us, which is nice. 🙌🏼

Samantha Pollack

About Sam

Samantha Pollack is  a Positioning Strategist & Copywriter who creates powerful brand personalities and compelling marketing copy for service providers, creatives, BIPOC women, AuDHD folks, activists, queers, weirdos, and other smart people.

She's known for her ability to truly capture my clients' voice and craft messaging that makes THEIR clients feel seen, safe, and excited AF to get to work.

Sam believes the most important asset in your business is your audience’s trust, and is working to build a new marketing paradigm rooted in honesty, kindness, and slowing the f*ck down—while making (and paying) sustainable wages. 

Emails for cult thought leaders.

(Personality included.)

Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?

I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.

(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)

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