At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
I've just never doubted that I can do anything I want and that being female is often an advantage. I simply believe women shouldn't be penalized simply because we're women. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
My mom. She used to dress me in t-shirts that said "Anything boys can do girls can do better." I should ask my brother what he thought of that.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
We recently hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. When I learned there were two female porters employed by the trekking company, I asked for one to be assigned to me. When our (male) head guide asked me about it, I explained that women have to support each other to realize the same opportunities as men. I wanted to give the extra money that porter would get to a woman. Our head guide was really pleased that I requested Violet and several of the other men told me how strong she is. With one exception, she was completely accepted and respected by the rest of the male team as well as other teams we passed along the way. And that one exception just seemed to be a jackass in more ways than one.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
By elevating women whenever possible because of our strengths and capabilities. Shining a spotlight on an individual's power. Choosing both women and men for my teams so we can all support each other.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
One in which your incredible website is no longer needed because women are acknowledged to be as powerful as men, have our rights firmly in-hand and decisions are made based upon capabilities.
How I Define Feminism:
Doing the necessary work to elevate women until we're on equal footing with men. Once we get to equality for all, I'll drop this word.
Lisa is a motivational storyteller who spreads the word that sometimes the worst thing that’s ever happened to you can be an amazing opportunity for change. Also a wanna-be photographer, cancer survivor, dog lover, lucky girl. Learn more at LisaCorrado.com