These Women Are Redefining The Cat Lady Stereotype

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When you hear the words cat lady, what do you see? Well, from Hollywood stereotypes, you imagine are bitter, old women that have replaced personal relationships for one with a cat. They have offered up their lives to the spinsterhood and are perfectly fine with only having Tiger, Whiskers, Coco, and Shadow as dinner guests.

Unlike these off-putting — and fairly intense — descriptions, we spoke to a few modern-day cat ladies that are nothing like those tired stereotypes. They have embraced their power and adulthood by being a parent to a feline friend. In the photo series Girls and Their Cats, BriAnne Wills showcases the amazing bond between fashionable young women and their cat counterparts — highlighting each woman's personality and living style while being faced with their adorable pet. No spinsters to be seen here!

Watch as three women explain why it's just so darn good to love a cat!
Check out Chloë Sevigny's directorial debut of her Shatterbox Anthology film Kitty on Refinery29.com/Shatterbox and Comcast Watchable.

Women accounted for only 13% of the directors on the 700 top grossing films in 2014 — and only 7% of the top 250 films. Refinery29 wants to change this by giving 12 female directors a chance to claim their power. Our message to Hollywood? You can't win without women. Watch new films every month on Refinery29.com/Shatterbox and Comcast Watchable.
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