Wondering who are the people writing and editing all these entries? And who are designing those flashy social media posts? We’re a team of seven, let us introduce ourselves.
Laura Becerra López
Laura (she/her) is a feminist, anthropologist and migrant. She was born and raised in Colombia and now lives in the Netherlands. For her master’s degree, she studied stigma among abortion practitioners. As a core team member of THIS IS GENDERED, she assists with partnership opportunities and outreach efforts. She likes to write about Latin America and things that she finds annoying in her daily life. Laura loves high tea, stories from Uni, and Westland. She can link Taylor Swift to any conversation, and she is only mildly ashamed of it.
Sonal (she/her) is from India and has a background in media and development communication. She is currently working as a consultant with the Election Commission of India where her role spans across media, communication and voter outreach. As a core team member of THIS IS GENDERED, she assists in the editing and publishing of entries, in addition to exploring partnership and outreach opportunities for the organisation. In her free time, she documents the narratives of Partition witnesses as a certified Oral Historian for the 1947 Partition Archive and likes to dabble with art and sketching!
Ella is a Journalism and Public Relations student living in Bristol. She/they assist within THIS IS GENDERED’s core team creating social media strategy and planning, writing entries and working in the social media team. Ella, is ASD and ADHD and a proud feminist and Palestinan activist. She/they love to engage in conversations about gender inequality and human rights. She/they will never say no to pasta, a spontaneous trip to the beach, traveling anywhere and getting to know new people. Getting ready to enter into her/their final year at university, Ella is looking forward to becoming a full time writer and activist, hopefully spreading the message of gender inequality.
Arthur (he/him) has a background in politics, law, and gender and sexuality studies. He will be studying international security in Paris next year. As part of the THIS IS GENDERED core team, he supervises the editing, writing, and publishing of entries as well as supports the organisation in terms of legal matters. He is particularly interested in the relation between gender, masculinities, and queer identities. Aside from THIS IS GENDERED, he plays field hockey, follows the latest fashion trends, and is a brunch fanatic.
Alina (she/her) is the co-founder of THIS IS GENDERED. She has previously studied political science, international relations and diplomacy, and now works for a Norwegian women’s rights organisation. In addition to writing entries and following up the team, she is responsible for developing the organisation further by seeking funding opportunities and partnerships, and assisting the social media team. Next to writing about the gendered aspects of everyday life and international relations, she is the go-to person in the team when it comes to reality tv. When she’s not criticising The Bachelor franchise she likes to go to museums, find second hand bargains and stroll around the city.
Tess de Rooij
Tess (she/her) is co-founder of THIS IS GENDERED, former politics and (medical) philosophy student, lover of nature and intern at the Gender Equality & Women’s Rights Task Force of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On THIS IS GENDERED, she likes to write about the gendered aspects of communication, employment, health and public spaces. Next to writing entries, she takes care of social media, tries to get this project funded and is responsible for legal matters. Reading the newspaper, riding her bike, cooking and sewing is how she relaxes.
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