Feminist Conversations is a regular feature at Feminists for Choice, where we talk to different activists to find out what feminism means to them. This month we’re spotlighting the Feminists for Choice writing team as a way of showing our gratitude for such amazing team members.
Jodi Lustig joined our writing team in 2010. She is a freelance writer from New York who brings a very special brand of sass to our writing team. (That’s us fighting the patriarchy together in The Village.) I just love Jodi’s attitude. She is currently working on a screenplay about poet Mary Robinson. Find out how she gets her inspiration to write, and what keeps her going when she hits the dreaded writers’ block.
1. When did you first call yourself a feminist? What inspired that decision?
I’m not sure I knew enough to call myself a feminist in fourth grade, but I knew I couldn’t believe that women had just won the right to vote when my grandparents were little. That wasn’t just ancient history. By the time I was thirteen and found out our temple didn’t let women face the open ark, I knew I was a feminist. And not a very quiet one. [Read more...]