Throughout 2017, we are going to introduce our followers to the One Woman Project team by asking them five feminist-related questions. Here we have Caitlin Wall.
What is your name and your role with the One Woman Project?
Caitlin Wall & 101 stream facilitator
What does feminism mean to you?
Feminism to me is a political ideology that provides people with the tools to critically analyse how people of different intersections are portrayed and treated in different societies across different times. It encourages activism wherever disparities are evident.
What personal experience drew you to feminism? Why did you become a feminist?
Growing up feminist was a word used to mock people. My first introduction to feminism as a positive thing was on social media. After that I began reading pop-feminism books and realised that it was an ideology I very much identified with, but without being a participant in the One Woman Project seminars I doubt I would have been able to progress further as a feminist.
What is your biggest focus within the movement towards global gender equality?
LGBTQ+ rights, particularly ending transmisogyny and transphobia, is a huge passion of mine. Additionally, ending restrictive gender roles is something is advocate for on a daily basis. BOYS DO CRY!
If there was one feminist resource that you wish everyone would read or view what would it be?
Anything by Zadie Smith and Chimananda Ngozi Adichie.