SOPHIA YEN MD
At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
I've always been an advocate for women's rights. I think in college, the March for Women's Lives might have been 1 point. but also, I joined a sorority in college b/c I wanted to be with a group of women helping women. But now I realize that feminists are men too!
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
Gloria Steinem and Arlie Russell Hochschild, reading their works.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
FB, twitter, my job, my t-shirts (you gotta see my collection!), my daughter's birthday invitations (no pink! no princesses).
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
Where women are equal in every field - business, science, health, politics. Where women are paid the same as men. Where there is no rape. Where #PeriodsOptional (women can decide whether or not to have periods and have access to the technology/medicine to do so) Where every child is planned (or at least not unwelcome) Where people are not judged by the clothes/shoes/makeup/hair they wear.
How I Define Feminism:
Believing that women and men are equal and should have equal opportunities and rights. And a world that does not fit that definition needs to change to get there.
Sophia Yen, MD MPH is CEO and Co-Founder of Pandiahealth.com, a company that brings birth control to women wherever they have the internet and a mailbox. She has a passion for making women's lives easier and for preventing unplanned pregnancy and fighting for Reproductive Rights. She co-founded SheHeroes.org, which produces online videos highlighting women in jobs where women are underrepresented. She founded the Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women and Men Who Trust Women to bring together those that support #reprorights under 1 symbol and to bring awareness to the attacks on #reprorights. She has 2 daughters, a feminist husband, feminist parents, feminist brothers, and feminist sisters-in-law.