“Because I didn't know, until recently; that being groped, silenced, subjugated, minimised and sexualised was wrong. And now I do”
Woman supporting Women
I came to feminism slowly - always advocating for equality but never understand how my perceptions of gender permeated all aspects of my world and my view. When Trump was elected I needed an outlet for my seemingly vast and endless anger and frustration and impotence and I joined up with another local woman with the view of creating a march in our city. We teamed up with a woman who had already begun organising and we 3 were the main organiser of the inaugural Womens March Melbourne in 2017. From there, I stayed connected and with other women, organised the 2nd march and related activities during that year.
I continue to be immersed in my personal world, having opened a restaurant at the same time as the 2017 march and raising two small children. I remain connected to the Womens March and also connect to womens advocacy through my business through promoting womens issues and opportunities for women. These offer me an outlet for my deep desire to improve conditions for women in my community, in global and personal perceptions of gender and political, societal and economic structures that devalue our contributions.