Where are you from?
I don't claim to be "from" anywhere. Just here, with everyone.
How do you spend your time?
I spend my time listening to myself, my bodies needs and what makes me happy. I connect with people as often as possible and I listening, to myself and the world around me. As a hairstylist I see patterns and shifts in many forms of people, being a part of their lives and helping affect them as positively as possible. As just myself, I spend my time being as free as possible and I spend very little time being ungrateful because there are moments when that freedom seems fleeting.
What is your story?
I grew up in a community of artists, free thinkers, shakers and makers. They kept me informed at all times as to question everything. The only thing we know for sure is that we don't know anything for sure. I don’t know what else to say about my story or who I am other than I just try and be kind, I try to love and be as present as possible as often as possible.
What is your feminist story?
My mom and aunt fought for women's rights and never let me forget "what they did for our future". The word feminism was a constant reminder. My father respected women fully and kept me close to the strong women he admires. All giving me the respect I needed to grew. This makes me very lucky.
On the other side, I probably learned about sex too young and the dark power it holds. Putting me on defense for my entire life. It has made me feel sad and sick for what is allowed and ignored in this world. What is excused for what’s done, not only to women but kids and just about anyone they want to have power over. This has all caused me to guard and stand up for not only myself but for anyone I see suffering.
I have no problem telling a friend who is dating a man that thinks he can manipulate her that she needs to wake up and feel her strength. I have no problem voicing my story to empower someone who has never told anybody what happened. Or to walk up to the young intoxicated girl at a festival and ask her if she knows the creepy older fuck all over her and ask her where her friends are. Or leaning forward at a concert to ask a woman if she was uncomfortable with the man that was leering at her, grabbing her and whispering to her. Finding out in her desperate eyes and fast “yes” that she was. Then leaning over to grab his arm and whisper in his ear “I think that’s enough”. Or telling a guy at a bar that he needs to back the fuck off, even if just with my eyes. Or telling a mother fucker who asks “but why?” after being turned down for sex or even a number that I don’t owe them anything.
What is Feminism?
Feminism is interdependence, simple equality. It started with women breaking away from dependence, transitioning into independence. This break has scaring the ego that wants the power into thinking we will take it away from them. Which is ridiculous and honestly childish. So being feminist is almost like being a “mother” and the patriarchal ego is a child pushing back to try and gain control.
Now if we can only get them to put their pants back on and realize they can’t do whatever they want whenever they want, then we can evolve into interdependence. We are all one and the fact that we still see life as being separate from one another is in much need of a shift. The world is having to hard of a time letting go of ways that have been planted in us so long ago.
What does "Feminist as Fuck" mean?
Feminist as Fuck is the calling of the tribes. The warriors, the evolved coming together to scream at the top of their lungs, uniting and breaking free of our shackles. Hearing each other once and for all. Wearing it proudly for all to see.
What feminist issues are most important to you?
The most important part of feminism to me is ALL OF IT.