Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Meg McGrath, our Environmental Editor…
Name and role:
Meg McGrath, Environmental Editor
My protest placards have made it to multiple national news websites/papers
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
Fighting against all systems of oppression, and a want for a better world where no one is discriminated against based on any aspect of their existence.
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
Getting to meet and work alongside wonderful and inspiring women!
What inspires you?
Many, many movements and individuals from history. One of my favourite inspirations was the Chipko movement from the 1970s, where Indian women of all ages linked hands and stood around trees that were going to be felled for commercial development. Previous tree felling had caused soil erosion and flooding of their community, so they put their bodies on the front lines in front of the machinery to prevent further damage. Their campaign eventually led to a 15 year ban on further developments in the area. This is where the term “tree hugger” comes from, and in my opinion, is definitely a compliment!
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
I have been involved with Extinction Rebellion and other environmental campaigns and I work full time in environmental communications and campaigns, I’m a proud Trade Union member and I do a lot of political campaigning. I co-parent rescue guniea pigs and I like writing angry poetry. Find me spending all my money in independent bookshops & vegan cafes.
A guilty feminist confession?
I consider my hair a cornerstone of my identity and I’d be lost without it.
A personal feminist triumph?
At a rally in support of Me Too victims, a girl about 15 year old was standing at the edge of the crowd holding an anti-feminist placard. At the end of the rally, myself and a friend went and spoke to her for about 20 minutes about why she felt so negatively about feminism and she went away promising she’d read some of the books and literature we suggested.