Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Ailsa Beck, Environment Editor…
Name, pronouns and role:
Ailsa Beck (she/they) Environment Editor
I’ve hitchhiked from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye by myself and got to meet so many interesting people.
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
It centres the voices of those experiencing overlapping, concurrent forms of oppression to understand the depths of the inequalities and the relationships among them. Therefore, it gives me a sense of hope for the world as we a growing number of people are using this model to tackle social, environmental, and economical issues.
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
I love the name and telling folk about Clitbait. I also like how it’s such a collective space for so many different voices.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by woman in the wild, when I go hiking, biking, swimming with them it feels so good to take up spaces that others in history have made possible for us.
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
I’m proud of my ambition to work towards different projects that I am passionate about, such as @thealbacross – which has been an inspiring trip through Scotland and has connected me more to land and people.
A guilty feminist confession?
I must admit that I love country music and find myself singing along to all the stereotyping, it’s just so happy.
A personal feminist triumph?
I solo bike-packed through Spain, and I like chatting to people when they asked if I’ve travelled alone and seeing their shock or appreciation of what I was doing. It helped me appreciate my adventure even more.