This is a blog for everyone because feminism is for everyone. We want to make feminism inclusive and accessible to everyone. We focus on issues ranging from sexual assault, rape culture, and street harassment to politics, pop culture, and the workplace. We are about equality, advocacy, awareness, and activism. We write about issues at Georgetown, in D.C., in the U.S., and internationally. This blog is not one voice. Our unifying mission is to advance gender equality. People reach gender equality through all different contexts, backgrounds, and viewpoints and often contradict each other in their understanding of feminism. We want this blog to respect that and reflect that. This diversity of opinion makes feminism stronger and creates the progress and change we need. Because whether you’re just starting to notice the persistence of the patriarchy, or whether you’ve come up against some major glass ceilings, whether your fight is against gender based violence or gender based privilege, we all need feminism. Erin and Kat are both students at Georgetown University. They decided to create a feminist blog together after a late-night conversation about rape culture and sexual assault on college campuses. Frustrated with the lack of dialogue around these issues and the general disparagement of feminism, they decided to stimulate dialogue and discourse and give a metaphorical microphone to all voices, launching this community of feminists-at-large. Commenting Rules:
- We reserve the right to not publish any comment that is found to be unnecessarily offensive.
- We will not tolerate the use of hate speech.
- We will remove a posted comment at the author’s request if they provide us with a legitimate reason/offense.
- If we do not approve a comment that seemingly has merit, we will email the commenter with a reason as to why and suggested edits.
The People of Feminists-at-Large: Kat Kelley, Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator
Kat Kelley is a senior at Georgetown, studying International Health and Arabic. A California native, she has a questionably obsessive love for Mexican food and the ocean. In fact, she secretly wishes humans had gills and that our entire world could be made waterproof so as to start an underwater society. On campus, Kat can be found tackling biddies on the rugby pitch, fighting sexual assault as a Sexual Assault Peer Educator and through Take Back the Night, or pretending she’s classy with her Delta Phi Epsilon sisters. After spending her summer interning for Population Action International, Kat has set sail for Manila, where she is spending Fall 2013 researching HIV/AIDS and male sex work for the World Health Organization. Kat’s pieces can be found here.
Erin Riordan, Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator
Erin Riordan is a junior at Georgetown and hails from Toledo, Ohio. She is a self-described radical feminist interested in education reform, prison reform, worker justice, and LGBTQ rights. Erin loves all animals and almost all pop-punk music. She loves cuddling, cats, and tearing down the patriarchy. Erin is a member of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee and is a GED tutor with Prison Outreach. She has participated in UNITE HERE’s Organizing Beyond Barriers program as a summer organizer and in 2013 she co-lead the Worker Justice DC Alternative Spring Break trip. She is currently an intern with DC Jobs with Justice. Erin’s pieces can be found here.
Johan Clarke, Co-Coordinator, tumblr Editor
Johan Clarke is a junior at Georgetown University. He studies English with a pre-med concentration, giving him the best of both worlds. He is a self-identifying “queer” feminist male from Rockville, Maryland. He is a strong supporter of both cat and women’s rights and when not trying to dismantle the patriarchy, he enjoys reading, binging on television, and traversing the internet. He runs a semi-successful tumblr in addition to running the tumblr for Feminists At Large. Though he identifies as the oppressor, he tries to use his privilege in every way imaginable to dismantle this hierarchy. He thinks binaries are stupid and he has a tattoo to prove it. Also, his dentist once called him cute.
Queen Adesuyi, Co-Coordinator
Queen is a sophomore at Georgetown University, majoring in American Studies and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is unapologetically a New Yorker, hailing from the great borough of the Bronx. As a womyn of color bred in the inner city and born of Nigerian immigrants, she is passionate about the feminism that advocates for those oppressed at the intersections of race, gender, and class — as well as other identities. When she’s not fighting the system, idolizing Melissa Harris-Perry, or making slut-shamers feel uncomfortable, she’s living life as the free spirit she is. On campus, she’s a sexual assault peer educator, a co-founder of the 2014-2015 Intersectional Feminism Magis Row House, co-president of the Black Pre-law Association, and a Patrick Healy Fellow. Whenever she becomes an adult, she plans on being an attorney in the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau of her borough’s District Attorney’s Office.