Feminist Movers Makers & Shakers
FMMS – we want to know more about you, and we know our community wants to get to know you, too!
How it works:
- Pick 10 questions from the list below.
- Answer the questions with all the passion of your feminist rage against systems of oppression (ideally in a google doc, please).
- Compose an email to email@example.com with the subject header “Feminist Movers Makers & Shakers”. Introduce yourself, including a brief bio (this will be included at the bottom of your feature) and links to your website and other relevant social media and/or articles. Include a link to your google doc with the answers to your 10 questions.
- Attach a photo of yourself and 3-5 images of/related to your work/project/outreach/activism.
- You should hear back from us within 30 days. We may have followup questions to better flesh out the feature, or request different images. FMMS may be featured on the website or our blog.
Burning questions we have for FMMS:
- How has feminism impacted your life personally?
- What is your background in feminism &/ social justice?
- How would you describe your [work/project/outreach/activism] & what do you hope to accomplish?
- Why is this work important?
- Can you talk about the evolution of your [work/project/outreach/activism]?
- Why do you choose your [work/project/outreach/activism] as your main method of engaging with feminism?
- What do you hope people gain from experiencing your [work/project/outreach/activism]?
- Is collaboration something you incorporate into your practice? Why or why not?
- How do you enlist your community in shaping the goals and methods of your work/project/outreach/activism?
- What inspired you to embark on this path?
- What is your philosophy for doing activism?
- How do you define intersectional feminism?
- Who is your favorite feminist mover, maker and/or shaker?
- What was the best advice you were given as a mover, maker and/or shaker?
- What feminist book are you reading right now & what do you think about it? Is there a particular quote or passage you found especially meaningful?
- How do you balance your mission of social justice with earning a living?
- How do you make your [work/project/outreach/activism] more inclusive?
- Who would make your top 5 feminist icons list?
- What is day-to-day life like in your [office/studio/workspace]?
- What do you wish people understood about your area of interest within feminism?
- What are 5 ways our readers can support the work you’re doing?
Are there questions we’re missing? Email us & let us know! We’re always looking to improve.
Check Out The FMMS We’ve Already Featured:
Alyssa Lentz and The Louder Coalition: “Two events transpired in 2016 that angered me to my core (well, let’s face it, there were lots – but these were the two that catalyzed this movement): the Brock Turner trial (and subsequent sentencing and release), and the “locker room talk” incident. I realized then that so many people have absolutely no idea what consent looks like. People who deny the existence of rape culture. I realized that we need to start having conversations about these issues, and the best way to do so is to give survivors a place to speak about them. The sheer prevalence of sexual violence and a culture that does its best to ignore it entirely is what makes this work so very important to me.”
Megan Smith and the Repeal Hyde Art Project: “In 2011 I founded the Repeal Hyde Art Project to use art as a tool to create dialogue and awareness about abortion access and interconnected issues. It stemmed from a desire to want to talk more about the Hyde Amendment (which prohibits people from being able to use Medicaid to pay for abortions) and abortion in a way that honored people’s experiences and that invited participation and conversation.”
Alyssa Karpa and Live To DIY: “Our world is in a constant state of confusion, feminism and social issues included. I believe that it is important to share one’s views and show support, regardless of whatever that means for you. For some people, that is wearing a patch that portrays their opinions. For other’s it may be heading out to protest or having debates with people in their community. Feminism is for everyone and in a time when many are perplexed as to how their feminism or views matter, I hope that my patches give some the confidence to speak up and move forward.”