Friday, January 29, 2010

Feminist Who?! #1

So I have decided to start a new series here on the feminist blog titled Feminist Who?! Obviously. My goal is to profile awesome women and men every week who identify as feminist, who are doing great work in the feminist world, and can help us paint a picture of the different people making up the feminist landscape.

For my first interview I have selected my friend Sammi. She is an awesome videographer and photographer, and I have the pleasure of working with her on SHETV's G.I.R.L.
Name: Sammi
Age: 22

City: Hollywood

Occupation: Photographer/Graphics Artist

1. Why do you identify as a feminist?

I identify myself as a feminist because I truly believe in the progression of women’s rights, specifically regarding women in the entertainment industry. There still to this day a sexist and stereotypical label on women who work in the industry, and I’m doing my art to break that.

2. What kind of feminist issue interest you?

All and the above. I can relate to being degraded because I am a women, and that all I’m good for is the housewife duties... when in reality, it's me that is independent and standing strong to keeping my head above water doing what I love and being recognized as a stronger person for it.

3. what kind of work do you do in your field of interest?

I'm a photographer / graphic designer / web designer / and production manager. I like to wear many hats - I can't just pick one!

4. Who are your feminist heroes?
I wouldn't say I have many heroes, more so people I admire. It's not necessarily a "feminist" person that I admire, but more of a bunch of strong willed ladies who have sacrificed a lot to get to where they are, and are successful at what they do. That is more inspiring to me than a person herself. To name a few, artists and musicians in particular, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Izzy Hale, Amy Lee, Fiona Apple, Shania Twain and Alanis Morissette.

5. If you could say one thing to all the women and girls in the world what would it be?

Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Anything is achievable if you have the means and the will to make it happen for yourself.

If you would like to be profiled here please send me an email at

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Great post! Keep up the great work, can't wait to see the next in the series :D