Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Julia Hegele, Arts and Culture Editor…
Name, pronouns and role:
Julia Hegele (she/her), Arts and Culture Editor
My go-to set of hoops were fought off someone at a Nicki Minaj concert… if you are reading this I sincerely apologise.
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
Openness and empathy. There are so many nuances to feminism- every person on this planet has a different experience and definition of it in practice. I think tolerance is the recognition of all these individual identities and intersectionality is the warmth to glorify, respect, and uplift that diversity when you encounter it.
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but it comes down to the style! Every last detail, from our insta posts to our events- the way that Clitbait carries itself aesthetically is so impressive. I love how accessible and clear the writing we profile is, and I think that the ambiance of the website is really welcoming and fosters incredible contributions from our community.
What inspires you?
That side conversation you have with a pal at a show’s intermission, the walk from the venue to the subway, listening to the same FKA Twigs album for the tenth time: I find that the best ideas and moments in my life have been found in between places, and I always look forward to talking and learning from others when I’m sort of in flux! I’m also so moved by the work of women around me, my mom, my friends, my mentors, getting to celebrate the success of those close to me means the world to me.
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
I am really proud of my work as a creative activist. I do a lot of work with ecological theatre, feminist dramaturgy, and within the Jewish community of Glasgow. I love working with new people and developing gorgeous artistic relationships. I can also make the perfect vegan lemon meringue!
A guilty feminist confession?
I can and will pole dance to any song from Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence.
A personal feminist triumph?
I’ve stopped letting others police my dress code or label me as “inappropriate” for my wearing what I want to wear… it’s time for crop tops in the office baby!