Hello readers! I’m Anoushka, Feministe’s brand-spanking-new and first-time-ever intern! You’ll be seeing me on the blog quite a bit for the next few months, so here’s me in a nutshell. (I did some mime just then.)
I’m a perpetual student, a theatre and performance activist-artist; an anti-racist feminist and a bi-racial queer woman of colour. My interests include: art, resistance, feminism, dogs, vegan cooking and high waisted skirts. I have been known to say “that’s problematic” often. I may even have it printed on a t-shirt. I was born and raised in the Coast Salish Territories of Western Canada, where I’ve done most of my organizing, around issues of sexual health, ending sexual violence and rape culture, anti-racism, queer issues and trans allyship, equitable access to education, anti-capitalism and indigenous solidarity. Clearly, I’m into holistic activism. Intersectionality baby!
Anywhoodle, if I sound even the least bit interesting, you can read some things I’ve written on the interwebs. I’ve had articles published on the alternative Canadian news blog rabble.ca and continue to write for the online component of Shameless Magazine, a Canadian feminist publication for girls and trans youth.
I am currently living in the occupied Indigenous territories of New York, mulling over the experience of having the privilege of being able to attend the mega-capitalist academic colonizer known as NYU, studying Arts Politics. What does that mean? Good question! Do you have an answer? I am in debt up to my eyeballs, so I’d really like to know.
I’ve been a long time reader of Feministe, so I am excited to join the team! I’ll be doing your bi-weekly link roundups among other things, so please do send me anything and everything in news that is related to gender/race/ability/class/sexuality, etc., by way of firstname.lastname@example.org! Tell me if you are doing cool things! Let’s be friends!