Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Marnie Russell, Poetry Editor
Name, pronouns and role:
Marnie Russell (she/her), Poetry Editor
I’ve seen Kylie Minogue three times in concert.
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
Practising intersectional feminism is to understand that you can never learn enough about the lives of other women outside of your lived experience. You can only ever strive to be an expert of yourself (even that’s a mammoth task!) and learning from more experts is the only way to further the feminist cause in a way that includes all women.
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
The editors and writers are committed to producing original, quality writing that manages to have a personal edge while being inclusive of everyone. All ideas are respected and met with genuine enthusiasm.
What inspires you?
Other women! There are so many amazing writers, artists and activists who constantly inspire me to challenge my way of thinking and push my creative goals. I’m particularly inspired by the resilience of women that are able to find strength and courage to express themselves in spaces where they are constantly met with criticism and derision.
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
I’m currently studying a masters in dramaturgy and writing for performance, and love learning more about scriptwriting and theatre making. More than anything, I’m proud of the wonderful people I have in my life; watching them flourish is my pride and joy!
A guilty feminist confession?
I still find watching women’s football as boring as men’s football. Just not one for sports!
A personal feminist triumph?
Being part of predominantly male classes at university and holding my own – no, thriving – as an intelligent women.