At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
I grew up with a fierce belief in equality for all people, specifically the LGBT community. My parents didn't know what to do with me! I learned the "f" word in high school and recognized I should and can use my white privilidge as a vehicle to help make the voices that are not being heard, heard.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
My best friends Doride, Colette and Tori and I would have debates and conversations about intersectional feminism all the time. All three of them are such powerful women and I'm honored to know and love them. My mother is my rock - she keeps me alive. I aspire to have her strength. It was her fire for her kids that ignited my fire for the world.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
Everything I do is through a feminist lens, from how I watch movies to how I engage on social media. I want to be a mixture of Jon Stewart and Oprah, so feminism has molded my life and career choices.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
I aspire to use my voice as a vehicle to empower others, so I often write articles and make videos about what's going on in the world.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
Equal pay for equal work. Equal representation in business and politics. The ability to choose - for all women. Being emotional and choosing to be a woman instead of a man physically, mentally, verbally, or even just through clothing choice is no longer seen as a weakness.
How I Define Feminism:
Equality of opportunity between the genders.
I'm an activist and reporter with a degree in broadcast journalism. I started SheShouldLead to empower women to get involved in politics and fight for the rights of the disenfranchised.