At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
I started considering myself a feminist in High School. I was always the person in history class asking "why aren't we learning more about women's contributions?" Or in English class asking "why aren't we reading more books by female authors?" In every project, paper or presentation you could bet my topic would have something to do with women's studies.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
I was lucky enough to grow up having an extended family member who is a feminist. Sarah started me off on my feminism journey by introducing me to some great feminist literature and engaging me in that material.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
In every aspect. I am constantly analyzing situations and current events through a feminist lens.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
I share my feminism through social media. More specifically, by attempting to gain awareness about the epidemic that is violence against women. I encourage both men and women to speak up and end toxic behaviours such as "locker room talk."
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
My vision of a feminist world is one where girls and women take up as much space and do so as unapologetically as men do. Where we have both men and women supporting women to be the grandest versions of themselves. A world where all women can see representations of themselves in science, politics, the arts, even the entertainment industry. Most important to me, a world where every little girl is given equal access to education and healthcare so she can reach her full potential.
How I Define Feminism:
Feminism is not agreeing with every choice a woman might make but fighting for her right to make that decision.
Feminist, Criminologist, Victimologist-in-the-making. Graduate studies student at Algonquin college. I came here to smash the patriarchy and eat pizza.