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Featured Feminist

The Featured Feminist column is an initiative 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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Featured Feminist

Featured Feminist

Tt King (she/her/hers)

School & Year: BCSSW ’19

Major(s) / Minor(s): Clinical social work, interpersonal trauma

Questions

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m Tt, I use she, her, hers pronouns, I love the Women’s Center, I worked there in undergrad for three years and did my first year of clinical training there! In my last year of grad school I’ll be interning at Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program supporting survivors of violence primarily from the LGBQT+ community. I also love ostriches and my cat, Binx, and naps.

2. What are you most passionate about?

Diminishing violence in all forms, or at least its effects on survivors. Which is extremely difficult, as we live in a time and place where violence is in the very the skeleton of our nation and our world.

3. How do you define “feminism”?

Oye. This is a toughy. Most basically, feminism is about acting and believing in such a way that affirms equality of and equity for all genders. Inherent to this is necessity and urgency of fighting all forms and systems of oppression, whether racism, heterosexism, ableism, and so on.

4. Why do you identify yourself as a feminist?

Because I am a Christian, and in my understanding of my faith, I therefore must be a feminist and do feminism.

5. Who or what inspires you?

The survivors I’ve worked with and the people who wake up everyday to build a better world. Also naps. Naps, caffeine, and reading for pleasure inspire me.