At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
Before I knew there was a word for it, I was a feminist; there was no great event, or turning point; no slow transition from believing that my assigned gender was in some way more valid or useful than my mother's. The idea that the sexes differ in any meaningful way is infantile and the systemic devaluation of women based on these fabricated notions is cancerous.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
My mother was my primary carer. Despite having a father and step-father in my life, I have always been aware of what she felt she must give up for my benefit. I didn't choose to be born, correct, but by accident of being born female, my mother was honour-bound to trade her life for mine. There was no sense to that.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
Feminism has informed my life in one simple way: I have always endeavoured to treat people based on their decisions and capabilities, never on the stereotypes assigned to them.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
In any situation in which I see inequality, I endeavour to change minds, pointing out hypocrisies and inconsistencies.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
Workers are paid based on merit. Parents are chosen by judicial systems based on merit. Jobs are won on merit. Our lexicon is no longer littered with masculine preference, replacing descriptions of the female sex as "Women" or womb-men, defined not by their gender but as individuals.
How I Define Feminism:
A return to the sanity that was somehow lost. Feminism is a reasoned and logical argument against gender inequality.
Brock is a self-shooting director and writer with 17 years of experience in the entertainment industry. A passionate film and theatre maker, collaborator and storyteller, at the age of 18 Brock founded a new media production company and recently returned to study for a BA in Film and Television at the University of the Arts London.