Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Zoe Robertson, our Arts and Culture Editor…
Name and role:
Zoe Robertson, Arts and Culture Editor
I am a published horror and science fiction author, and I used to write songs for a comedy band.
What does intersectional feminism mean to you?
Listening! Intersectionality is a useless term unless you actually open your ears and arms to the struggles and voices of other people, and are open to learning more about yourself. Intersectionality is not only brilliant, but a necessary part of feminism, as well as an everyday part of life: we are more than one thing, so why shouldn’t our feminism reflect that?
What is your favourite thing about Clitbait?
I love the opportunities it has provided to connect people to others, and to provide a space for new ideas and discussions from underrepresented groups. There is a genuine sense of sympathy and hard-working determination to effect change, however small that is. I think people sometimes forget that a post can move someone, and that success is just as important as organising a public rally.
What inspires you?
Artists who make independent zines on etsy or small craft fairs. I love it when people manifest their passions into something they can share.
What things do you do outside Clitbait that you are proud of?
Learning to do a plie at ballet classes – I have a lot of physical insecurities, so managing to control my body in such a simple way was a huge achievement!
A guilty feminist confession?
I’m a feminist but I haven’t finished Judith Butler’s ‘Gender Trouble’ – sorry.
A personal feminist triumph?
Talking to my dad about how we’re both feminists!