“There are efforts to pretty much eradicate our experience. We cannot be complacent, we cannot wait for things to happen.”
All in all, the words spoken in this space reflected a discussion on body image that can be rare to find. It reflected thoughts from an intersectional perspective, and addressed the intrinsic humanness of struggling with self-love, regardless of sexuality, ability, race, or gender.
There has to be dialogue, not just in the sense of acknowledging these obstacles, but in how we, as active members of our community, can heal these societal illnesses through creating an environment conducive for people feeling comfortable with their bodies.
This satirical piece addresses the issue of minor female characters in television series being written as one-dimensional, simplistic, and disposable.
“I think feminism gives me something to hold onto. To say it’s okay to be different…I’m bringing a different perspective that other people don’t have.”
The main focus of her talk was identifying the ways in which Trump attempts to assert power and the most effective ways to resist it.
Each show ended to a standing ovation and cheers from the crowd.
The very fact that the workers’ strike and the grand opening coincide raises the concern that UCLA favors more cosmetic and less necessary improvements to the school rather than properly paying the workers who keep things running.
“My working definition of feminism is working to empower women, and working to empower women also means empowering everybody.”
This play exemplifies the idea that being a woman is to first and foremost be a human being, and that experiences (not just genitalia) largely shape perceptions of what it means to be one.