Meet the Clitbait Team: an Interview with Meli Vasiloudes Bayada, Sex and Relationships Editor…
Name, pronouns and role:
Meli Vasiloudes Bayada (she/her), Sex and Relationships Editor
My name means honey in Cypriot.
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
For me intersectional feminism means making a conscious effort to think about how other people’s experience of oppression differs from our own, and understanding that despite sharing characteristics and struggles with us others face different or multiple layers of oppression. It means challenging our own privileges and assumptions, and making space to listen and amplify the voices of others.
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
My favourite thing would be the intentional intersectional lens, as this is something that is often left behind in feminism and feminist spaces.
What inspires you?
Other people and the things they are passionate about. I love watching people’s eye sparkle when they talk to me about their passions.
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
I’m very passionate about climate activism, and I’m involved in many youth groups which are mobilising around it. I’m also a member of Glasgow Student Housing Co-op which is trying to find a property and establish itself.
A guilty feminist confession?
Letting my internalised misogyny get the best of me and judging other women, which is something I am trying to unlearn.
A personal feminist triumph?
Not caring about what other people think, about whether I’m smiling enough, or being too bossy, or if they can see my body hair or what they think of my clothes.