Meet the CB team: Celeste

Meet Celeste, one of our amazing graphic designers!

Name, pronouns and role:

Celeste (She/They), Graphic Designer

Fun fact:

I worked as a bike messenger while completing my studies in art, and I now compete in alleycats for fun;)

What does intersectional feminism mean to you?

For me, it represents the idea (and the gritty reality) that we can’t tackle feminist issues as an isolated problem, and that the struggle for and justice and autonomy, as well as peace and liberation, is interwoven with many other social movements. In this vein, an intersectional feminist perspective is also one that recognises the political, environmental and social conditions that produce the inequality, and stands in solidarity with others working to transform and break free of these conditions. It’s about building coalitions towards direct action, and amplifying each others voices for me!

What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?

I’ve long admired the momentum and diversity of events and output Clitbait has, but since joining the team Clitbait I’ve been really moved by the generous and empathetic work culture here. Putting into practice a politics of care and prioritising wellbeing over productivity is often hard to implement, or goes against the grain of the many other workplaces we all move through, but Clitbait does a really good job of this. It goes hand in hand with being considered and strategic about the content being put out, so a win-win I think!

What inspires you?

Members of my community using art, performance and joy as a way to enact their resistance in the midst of struggle and strife, and to remind each other that we continue to live and fight together, against the odds!

What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?

I work with young people teaching art, or rather I give them the tools, the kids seem to know much more about being artists than me…I also recently organised a public event at the community garden I work with, and I was proud and grateful to facilitate people coming together and celebrating their connections to each other and a reclaimed urban common space.

A guilty feminist confession?

I’m currently knee deep in the netflix series Selling Sunset, the beauty standards and gendered expectations on these women are truly out of this world but I can’t help but love it (also IDC what u say some of these women are kind of feminist icons)

A personal feminist triumph?

Learning how to speak up and not be afraid to make a scene in public when I see or experience sexism or homophobia / transphobia, and feeling confident snapping back when I know I’m backed up by lots of others!