Meet the Team

Hello world! My name is Zaneta.

I love activism! I love social justice! And I love feminism, well most of the time. I identify as an Indian, Jamaican, Italian, first generation, first-generation college student,  grown up under the poverty line, upwardly mobile, temporarily able-bodied, queer femme, intersectional feminist.   There are so many communities out there, so many voices, and so many experiences.  I want to hear them all, and be able to talk about them in all "feminist-spaces."  But sometimes I can't.  This movement has a history of silencing those we should be empowering.  Let's talk about what makes us different, but celebrate what unites us.

"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together." - Lilla Watson

Hey Everyone! My name is Chris Woods and I am a senior at New York University studying English and Religious Studies.  I am currently applying for graduate school programs in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  With that said, I spend all my time trying to make my NYU community a more aware and safe place for all students.  I work at the NYU LGBTQ Student Center, facilitating the Quench biweekly lunch series and have started two new groups in the LGBTQ Student Center, the Interfaith Group (for queer students to discuss issues around faith) and the Men's Group (for male-identified queer folk).  I am also a Resident Assistant for 45 amazing freshmen students! My goal for my future career in student affairs is to make my student feel beautiful, uninhibited by life, and supported as they find their way towards self-discovery.

Trying to negotiate and understand my identities as a Puerto Rican/Irish, lower middle class, gay, politically queer, temporarily able-bodied, Christian/Catholic man from the Bronx has made me particularly interested in looking at the ways in which social identities intersect and complicate the way that we understand people.  At NYU, my academic interests have been on women studies and feminist movements, representations of gender and sexuality in popular culture and how religion plays a role in these representations, critical race theory, literary theory and study in queer, Black, Asian, and Latino literatures (many of these literatures intersect of course), and radical sex theory.  My goal for the blog is to post different articles, videos, media representations, etc. that complicate the way we traditionally think about different social identities and how they intersect.


Hello! My name is Jill Grimaldi and I am a Psychology and Communications double major at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I have been blogging for over three years now – since before I even identified as a feminist! I think that social media and blogging is the most amazing tool for connecting people and creating real social change through conversations that help to inspire people to become activists in their every day life.

I consider myself an intersectional feminist, because the feminism I believe in embraces everyone as full human beings – the combination of a million unique identities, and fights for a world where everyone is respected and accepted for everything they are. This is idealistic, I know, but every step towards that goal means a better world… and that’s good enough for me.

In my offline life I work for the Women’s Center at Ramapo as the Publicist, and I am the current Web Outreach Intern at the Margaret Sanger Paper’s Project – both of these jobs involve quite a bit of blogging. I also volunteer for the Bergen County Rape Crisis Center, work as a Peer Facilitator for the First Year Seminar Program, and am currently the President of Feminists United at Ramapo. I love working with other people to create illuminating conversations, and artwork, and writing, and activism.

I really look forward to the conversations that will take place on this blog!