Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Izzy Hodgson, Poetry Editor
Name, pronouns and role:
Izzy Hodgson (she/her) Poetry editor
I am a mudlarker, which essentially involves me scrabbling on the banks on the river Thames for Roman pottery
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
Understanding that liberation only can be achieved when we focus on the issues that affect the most oppressed in our society. And also in saying that, that oppression isn’t additive, different forms of marginalisation inform eachother.
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
The articles and events are fun and important at the same time! It really is a community of lovely feminists who help uplift eachother!
What inspires you?
Creativity and amusement if I really had to pare it down. Creativity tends to sprout up between rocks and hard places, and every time I see someone do something I haven’t seen before in art, fashion or literature it makes me excited to just be alive and witness to new fun things. On the topic of fun, having a laugh is just so so lovely and not prioritised enough (I think). We deserve joy and laughing and being happy is when I get my best ideas.
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
I am part of the Unislam team for Edinburgh! So we represent Edinburgh in a big slam poetry competition every year, which means I get to meet fantastic poets from around the country and at home in Edinburgh.
A guilty feminist confession?
I’m a feminist but I didn’t watch the lionesses in the World Cup. I did however watch the men’s euro finals.
A personal feminist triumph?
Managing to make my school board hate me for always making a fuss about issues with uniform and sexual harassment. Girls are now allowed to wear trousers at my old school, woohoo!