“You shouldn’t have to put whatever the fuck men want in front of your own discomfort.”
“My grandma told me to beat anyone’s ass if they tried to stop me from doing what I really love. Because of my grandma and great-grandma, I’ve never doubted that women can do anything.”
Chelsea says she didn’t know she was a feminist until she joined the workforce.
“I think feminism is the right for all of us to have access to health care, education, living wages, and the right to feel safe. It is about dignity, security, and [living] without fear.”
“It starts conversations that need to be had” and these conversations allow us to move towards gender equality.
“Feminism is the opportunity for everyone to achieve what they want out of life.”
“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.”
“My working definition of feminism is working to empower women, and working to empower women also means empowering everybody.”
“There’s no space in North Carolina to articulate Asian American identities. It was very black and white when I grew up, and continues to be today.”
“Some might believe that there is a difference in the way feminism is defined based on where you are in the world, but this definition isn’t the difference. The differences are in where various parts of the world have reached in their progress towards equality.”