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Hey friends! Finally cracked the 1K Followers mark on here.

Can also let the cat out of the bag about my summer tournament plans - get to ride for Team England at Arundel International at the end of July! Just finished an interview with a British history magazine about it so I figured I would share one of the images I sent along to them as a sneak-preview for you.

Also, a bonus shot of my budding gun-show because I am inspired as all heck by the Amazons in Wonder Woman. So refreshing to have women doing badass stuff and have it be totally normal.

Thanks for sticking around! I get the feeling there’s going to be some solid content coming in over the next couple of months. <3

Let Jillian Holtzmann be herself.

@sony so here’s the deal. You’re sitting on a film that basically put me back together. I did not enjoy many parts of my life because I was always hiding pieces of me. Now let me throw it out there right now, I was a huge fan of the original Ghostbusters film. My love for the original was what made me want to see the movie but I was still on the fence about it because sequels don’t always do it justice. But when I learned who was going to be apart of the cast I just had to see it, I love my SNL alums and Melissa, I was like finally a movie that consists of all women doing some badass stuff. Like there would finally be a Ghostbuster that was the same gender as me, it was liberating to see.
I seen the movie opening night and fell in love as soon as the first scene started rolling. During the time I sat in that theater not once did I look at those 4 women and think that they weren’t capable of being these badass Ghostbusters like most people have thought. We had 4 women who were brilliant, funny, independent and had a passion for what they were doing. You don’t seem that very often in movies.
I finally knew who I was when I seen Holtzmann on the screen. She’s goofy, she’s smart, she’s funny and
she’s a big flirt. Her personality is pretty similar to mine. The only difference between her and I was that she had confidence to be herself but by the end of the film the confidence she had started to grow inside me.
Now there’s one more thing that Holtzmann helped me with and that is my sexuality. Like I said before she’s a big flirt and while it wasn’t something talked about in the film we all know Jillian Holtzmann is gay. From the gestures to the way she talked to the way she communicated with Erin especially. Holtzmann helped me become more comfortable with my own sexuality. This character was very similar to who I am and you know how refreshing it is to know that I’m not alone, to know that there are others like me? It makes me feel like I don’t have to hide, I feel like being me is finally okay.
I’m not understanding why you are taking a character who has not only helped me but so many people and putting her into a box. Because that’s what you are doing you gave us a character that we connected with and instead of embracing her you are putting her in that square box and telling us that’s where she belongs. The fans of this character, you know the ones who have paid to see this movie, the ones who have seen this movie multiple times are telling you what we want yet you want to keep Holtzmann in this box to make the people who have refused to see this movie happy.
I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on Ghostbusters stuff ranging from tickets, merchandise and video games because I fell in love with Holtzmann and because these 4 women have given me something no other movie has. I spent my money on this franchise because I support it. At the end of the day we the fans and we are the ones you should be trying to make happy not anyone else.
Ghostbusters could easily be as big as the Marvel franchise or the Star Trek movies if you can find a way to give your fans what you want. That simple, make us happy and we keep coming back.