We are just two feminist bloggers and college friends that are horrified by the attacks on our reproductive and sexual freedom. The time to speak out and fight back is NOW. We hope that this space will help folks share their stories and connect with one another.
A little more about us:
Hello! My name is Jill Grimaldi and I am a Psychology and Communications double major at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I have been blogging for over three years now – since before I even identified as a feminist! I think that social media and blogging is the most amazing tool for connecting people and creating real social change through conversations that help to inspire people to become activists in their every day life.
I consider myself an intersectional feminist, because the feminism I believe in embraces everyone as full human beings – the combination of a million unique identities, and fights for a world where everyone is respected and accepted for everything they are. This is idealistic, I know, but every step towards that goal means a better world… and that’s good enough for me.
In my offline life I work for the Women’s Center at Ramapo as the Publicist, and last semester I was the Web Outreach Intern at the Margaret Sanger Paper’s Project – both of these jobs involve quite a bit of blogging. I also work as a Peer Facilitator for the First Year Seminar Program, and am currently the President of Feminists United at Ramapo. I love working with other people to create illuminating conversations, and artwork, and writing, and activism.
Hello world! My name is Zaneta Rago and I am currently at New York University for my Master’s in Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration. I recently graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey where I worked as the Queer Peer Services Coordinator for their Women’s Center. Currently, I’m the graduate assistant for NYU’s Office of LGBTQ Student Services and it’s super awesome!
I love activism! I love social justice! And I love feminism, well most of the time. I identify as an Indian, Jamaican, Italian, first generation, first-generation college student, grown up under the poverty line, upwardly mobile, temporarily able-bodied, sex-positive, queer femme, intersectional feminist. There are so many communities out there, so many voices, and so many experiences. I want to hear them all, and be able to talk about them in all “feminist-spaces.” But sometimes I can’t. This movement has a history of silencing those we should be empowering. Let’s talk about what makes us different, but celebrate what unites us.
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together.” - Lilla Watson