This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

I know it’s shocking. The Mamafesto is a feminist.

I’m starting a new series for the blog, and I’m super excited that I just couldn’t sit on it any longer (and by longer I mean the last two days…I’m awfully impatient!)

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like is a series that will profile feminists from all over. Inspired by the 10 Questions On My Feminist Motherhood over on the Blue Milk blog, this tumblr, and this video by the Feminist Majority, I decided I wanted to keep exploring, keep question and keeping finding the voices and faces of feminism.

This notion isn’t new for me, and is in fact what I focused my Masters thesis on way back when. I went around the country videotaping interviews with women in their 20s, in hopes of better understanding how they viewed feminism in their lives. I combined that with research, text review, and my own collection of data (via emails/questionnaires/etc…) to look at the status of feminism in the lives of twenty-somethings.

I loved being able to attach names, faces, and most importantly stories to the statistics I had been collecting and studying. After completing my own questions for Blue Milk, I decided I wasn’t done thinking about the concept of feminism, who identifies as such…and why. And so, a new blog series was born.

In addition to my regular posts, I will be creating posts that fit under the “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” header. Each post will profile a new feminist, giving us a little glimpse into his/her views on feminism. With this series I hope to highlight a wide array of feminists…proving that anyone and everyone can be a feminist. While there may be stereotypes of what a feminist is, my goal is to use this series to break those down and showcase everyday people who just happen to be *gasp* feminists.

I already have a handful of wonderful posts ready to go, but I’m looking for more!

Do you consider yourself a feminist? Do you have a few minutes to answer some questions? Do you want to share your thoughts with us? If so, please contact me via email to get started.

I can’t wait to share a variety of voices with you all. The first post in this series is set to launch later this week!

5 thoughts on “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

  1. I found you via your answers on Blue Milk. I've been working on my answers for Blue Milk's questions for a year, and I never feel they're "just right" so it's still in progress. I've done a bit of reading in your archives and am super excited for this series.

  2. Oh, your masters sounds AMAZING. What a great exploration. I'm always so curious about how people view feminism, and how they came to those views. Especially the multitude of women I know who refuse to identify as such.

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