Dey’s contributions to feminism, whether by her daily actions or her professional work, advance the scope of the movement for all people by seeking to give them agency through education and awareness.
“Feminism is about accepting and acknowledging difference in people not in an attempt for equality but for equity. Equality looks different to different people, and I think instead of trying to be equal, we can actually recognize, talk through, and embrace our differences.”
“Since becoming a producer for HOOLIGAN, it has been a prominent goal of mine to create more spaces where us minorities can succeed, simply by choosing more shows that centered around a minority group or had an ambiguous storyline that didn’t require a white person as the lead.”
“Realizing that classes and teachers fail to see intersectionality as a valid form of feminism helped me realize it was my job to educate myself on those issues and to preach those to people who are misinformed or are too ignorant to realize that there is more than white feminism out there.”
“I hope feminism becomes so normal that people will look back at today and be totally disgusted.”
“I have a firm belief that each voice has a story and each story deserves a platform, and this platform happens to focus on femme identities.”
“You shouldn’t have to put whatever the fuck men want in front of your own discomfort.”
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.