Where are you from?
How do you spend your time?
Music Supervisor/Producer by day, DJ/Writer by night. Favorite pastimes include reading, sleeping, aimless wandering, record prowling, traveling.
What’s your story?
Born and raised in the Bible Belt. Moved to Tallahassee, Florida at age 17. Began college early, worked as a college radio disc jockey from age 17 to 22. Started dabbling in the world of freelance journalism. Moved to Chicago in 2003 to intern for an independent record label, and decided to stay awhile. Began playing records at Danny’s, The Whistler and The Charleston. From there, entered the wide wonderful world of music supervision, and I’m still working the rest of the story out.
What’s your feminist story?
I was born into it? My mother is a single parent, as are each of her sisters. My grandparents, aunts and uncles all shared in the work of raising me and taking care of me; they each had their way of making certain that all of the kids in our family knew how to advocate for our own best interests when they weren’t around. It was easy for me to pick up on, seeing how the adults around me handled various situations. My mother worked full-time and went to school full-time in the evenings. She took me with her wherever she went–be it final exams, or traveling to work conferences. I got used to seeing her and my other relatives outside of just a parental/care-taking context pretty early on, and it showed me that there were many different ways for women to navigate their existence in the world. It also showed me that I could pretty much do whatever I wanted to do, as long as I made a concerted effort to learn, advocate for myself, and maintain a healthy degree of self-determination.
What is feminism?
For me, feminism is maintaining one’s own sense of agency and autonomy in all areas of life, while working to ensure that others are able to do the same in terms of their own identity socially, politically, economically, how they identify physically and sexually.
What does "Feminist as Fuck" mean?
Being observant and exercising one’s right to agency and autonomy at all costs; employing radical honesty within yourself on your way to self-actualization, and treating yourself with the same degree of care, concern and respect that you’d show a friend. Demanding that others do the same in their dealings with you.
What feminist topics are most important to you?
Acknowledgement and understanding of the fact that feminism looks and behaves differently for women across color lines is my chief concern at present; other pressing concerns include environmental racism, the treatment of children in schools and other institutions, abortion rights, all forms of violence against women/non-binary individuals; and fair pay.