Where are you from?
Born in El Paso, Texas, raised in Colorado.
How do you spend your time?
Growing vegetables, looking for awesome ladies to join Ladies Cycle Together--a long distance biking crew based in Brooklyn, and expanding to Chicago--drinks on the patio, nesting
What’s your story?
After living in Brooklyn for the last five years I’m excited Chicago is my new home. I’m here to be closer to my best girlfriends and to start a social enterprise called Queen Bee Growers. QBG is a program for young women aged 13-18 that uses culinary nutrition, urban agriculture and female mentorship to encourage positive relationships with our bodies, the environment, and the powerful, capable, compassionate women in our community.
What’s your feminist story?
I grew up with a strong matriarchy in my family that presumably influenced my understanding of a gender power structure. A strong sense of justice and equitable work, pay, and power grew as I got older and experienced the lopsidedness of those things in our society, and many societies around the world. It’s hard not to be a feminist when you see the inequality all around you.
What is feminism?
I think giving individuals the right to self-determination, no matter how they identify is really, really important. As someone who believes in gender fluidity, I think that feminism is a word that anyone can use to let people know they believe in an equality for all people (not only women). The word “feminist” or “feminism” isn’t so important to me, so much as breaking down the barriers that marginalize people with all kinds of experiences everyday.
What does "Feminist as Fuck" mean?
I think “Feminist as Fuck” is a declaration to let people know we are not sexualized objects. We are sexual beings and that is fucking awesome.
What feminist topics are most important to you?
Reproductive rights, Intersectionality within feminism, and a perpetual ‘glass ceiling’ in the work-place.