Where are you from?
How do you like to spend your time?
You can usually find me hanging with my lady friends or my kids, going to something cultural in our fair city. I also volunteer a lot at my church.
What's your story?
I grew up in Chicago. I'm a divorced mother of two girls who are 10 & 6. I work full time. I love to make things--knitting, crafting, cooking, gardening. I'm the leader for my 6 year old daughter's Girl Scout Troop. I'm really into history, genealogy, and documentaries. I’m obsessed with art and music. I keep up on my politics and love to utilize my right to vote.
What is Feminism?
Aiming to achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women.
What does "Feminist as Fuck" mean?
No apologies for being who I am. I have two daughters who I want to have self-esteem and unstoppable dreams. I've worked on myself to be able to voice my opinions and stay accountable for my actions and words. I'm not tip-toeing over egg shells to get to my goals. I haven't given up through many struggles and I've learned from my mistakes.
What Feminist topics are most important to you?
Gender roles. Feminism helps puts the spotlight on how stupid gender roles can be, both for women and, more recently, for men as well. It encourages people to realize these roles aren't set in stone or inherently tied to our sex, but often just social customs that have gone unchallenged for a long time. Feminism is helping widen that space and give women and men a little more breathing room to express who they are and what they like. Men can go on paternity leave, women can be the breadwinner, people can define their own family and career paths. There are more women in Congress now than ever before, women can fight in active combat in the military, way more protections are in place to protect victims of sexual crimes and sex trafficking. Feminism is an active being that moves and flows among many different aspects of culture. It can't be put in a box. Life is gray.