The Featured Feminist column is a new initiative developed last year by the WC which aims to debunk the common stereotypes and stigma associated with the word "feminist." By highlighting the profiles and achievements of dedicated, passionate individuals in the Boston College community, the WC staff hopes not only to foster a greater sense of appreciation for people who bring the ideals of equality and social justice into their daily lives, but also raise awareness in the BC community towards a more positive and inclusive definition of the word feminism.
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School & Year: A&S 2015
Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science and Philosophy
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m from Venice Beach in LA and I grew up on the beach with a single mom. I’m a huge music person and spend almost all of my money on concerts. I often define myself by my music, mostly punk and the more socially discontent parts of hip-hop.
2. What are you most passionate about?
Music is the easy answer to this, but like I said I most align myself with punk and hip-hop as social justice music so I think it’s more to push for cultural change. I find in these genres of music a community of people who want social change and are super passionate about it, in the case of punk, they’re passionate about it to the point of recording themselves yelling about it.
3. How do you define "feminism"?
I stand by the definition that “feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” I really think it’s that simple.
4. Why do you identify yourself as a feminist?
When you believe that women are people and become aware of the inequalities and pervasive cultural sexism that still abound in this country and the world it’s hard not to define yourself as a feminist.
5. Who or what inspires you?
Definitely my mom, she raised me alone and I think I turned pretty well so that’s something that’s really inspirational to me. I’m also inspired by musicians who are willing to push people to action and those who organize for social change.