Equality For All: A Team Collaboration


Tazia Cira:

Feminism has been my saving grace. Through feminism, I have found purpose, something to live for, and I do not know where I would be in terms of my of discovering my gender and sexual identities without it. I am so incredibly proud to be a part of a global movement of such fantastic souls united and hell bent on love and equality for all. 

Dvita Kapadia:

I am not from a First World country. When people say they don’t need feminism, I look around and sigh. Where I am from, girls are slaughtered because of gender. Where I live, women who do not cover (wear a hijab) are considered sluts. Where I am from, there was a mass molestation this New Years Eve and the governor of the state condoned it. Where I live, girls are married off at 15. Men can have multiple wives and can treat them as they see fit. Domestic violence is a given. We mustn't look at feminism through the eyes of the privileged, but the eyes of the struggling. 

Iya Perez: 

Feminism has been and will always be a very important thing in my life. It is the catalyst of my confidence. If I try to compare now to before the media was hyping up their interpretation of the word 'feminism,' the most significant difference is the fact that I can now comfortably stand up for myself when I am belittled by my flaws as a woman and a human being. Through the help of the rising leaders of varying ages in social media, I have found myself growing to be the person who eagerly wants change and someone who wants to be a part of that better change. I have learned how to expand my comfort zone by being a leader myself and for being an advocate for change in my own little ways around my community. My perspective has widened SO much through my learnings from intersectional feminism. It's not about just the protection of women. It's about protecting oppressed communities. The influence is strong and powerful. You can honestly see the fire of hope and courage blazing in the eyes rooted from the hearts of the human beings who were once regarded as 'wrong' by society. 


By Tazia Cira

3 comments

  1. I wish I had seen the email to collab on this soon enough! The visuals are beautiful and the words on feminism are so well written.

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  2. Tazia Cira never fails to give provoking, colorful work to a world perhaps needing it.

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  3. your style is so unique and distinct, yet i never get tired of seeing it. always colorful but honest and raw at the same time. truthfully, it was a very new and even intimidating when i first joined this team, and now i look forward to it every issue. great work, tazia.

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