Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Helena More, Sex and Relationships Writer
Name, pronouns, and role:
Helena (she/her), sex and relationships writer
I’m autistic, and my special interests are… planning, organising, and tidying. If that’s not fun I don’t know what is!
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
To me, intersectional feminism means knowing when to use your own privilege – whatever it may be – to amplify the voices that need to be heard. It’s knowing when you should speak up and when it’s better to listen. It’s about feminism for everyone, regardless of race, class, sexuality, gender, or disability.
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
Despite not being part of the Clitbait team for long, it has already been such a welcoming community. All members of the team support each other, and there’s not a modicum of competition or dismissiveness when putting forward ideas.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by people who are unashamedly vocal about their passions. I tend to get swayed by others’ perception of me, so to be so carefree about what someone loves in life is, to me, so awestriking. I aspire to be more like this every day.
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
I am a two-time university dropout, but I am rekindling my love for learning by undertaking a bachelor’s degree at the Open University alongside my full-time job. It’s tough, but I’ve learned that conventional university does not suit me, and I’m so proud that I have overcome my fears and am trying again (albeit unconventionally).
A guilty feminist confession?
I was a raging tomboy growing up (which is fine) and could often be heard uttering the phrases “that’s too girly” and “I’m not like other girls” (not so fine…) Luckily, I’ve grown up and realised that it was feminism’s final boss: internalised misogyny.
A personal feminist triumph?
Not a specific event, but I’m damn proud of myself for overcoming my self-directed fatphobia and learning to embrace (if maybe not yet *love*) the body I’m in.