Interview by: Brooke Lacey
1) What or who influenced your knowledge and support of feminism?
I think I’ve always been a feminist in that I’ve always though that women are equal to men. In the past 5 years or so however, I’ve been educated and had my view of feminism broadened by some badass women. Patti Smith and Viv Albertine are two women who have helped me feel more comfortable in my own skin, but the young women I’ve met via Twitter and at events through GIRLS / CLUB are the ones who have influenced my feminism. They made me see that feminism can’t be called as such unless the voices of WoC, trans women, working class women, and non-binary people are included and prioritised.
2) What are your plans or hope for Girls/Club in the next two years?
Hopefully to carry on biannually and maybe host events centred around each theme.
3) Can you give any hints at what to expect in the 4th issue?
That’s a secret until the end of this month I’m afraid! Watch out for submissions opening soon
4) Girls/Club gives a bad ass independent woman vibe with feminine touches. Many females struggle with balancing femininity and power, or being girly yet independent. Do you ever struggle with that balance? What advice would you give to women that do?
I’ve never struggled with that really! My advice for those that do, would be to stop caring what other people’s perception of femininity and feminism is. Do you and express yourself however you like. Wear pink, shave your legs, show off ya hot bod, stay away from typically ‘girly colours’, cover up, talk about farts – do whatever feels most like you, and fuck anyone else’s opinion on that!
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5) What are some other topics Girls/Club hopes to address?
I never think much further ahead than the next issue I’m afraid!
6) What was the most important thing you’ve discovered within your twenties? What advice would you give to girls who are entering their twenties?
I think it was taking time to get to know myself. I’m still only half way through my twenties so I have a lot to learn and discover, but accepting my anxiety and celebrating my positive traits was really liberating. I think it’s made me more empathetic. My advice for girls in their twenties is to prioritise self care. If you’re constantly worried you’re missing out on the fun, when what you really need is a nap, or putting all your energy into your friendships and relationships, you’re never going to be looking out for number one.
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Photo: Audrey Krako
7) What’s the one question you would like to be asked about Girls/Club but never get asked?
‘Would you liked to be paid to make this?’ 😉
Check out Georgia’s Girls/Club site at girlsclubzine.com, and you can purchase issue 3 at girlsclubzine.bigcartel.com