I’m involved in educating, organizing, and communicating in a lot of different areas. What they all share is an overall focus on my love for my community, my passion for feminist causes, and my desire to examine societal structures of inequality and injustice. All in a day’s work, right?
During the day, I’m a high school social studies teacher. My classes feature a focus on community engagement, examining representations in art and the media, and cultural literacy. I got into teaching because I believe every child should have the opportunity to learn about the systems that empower and enfranchise them if they are going to be a force in the world. Teaching social studies is my small part of contributing to that.
I also sit on the board of directors for the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, and in 2014, I will be the President. The Lilith Fund is an all volunteer working board that runs a fund to break down barriers to reproductive health access for people who can’t afford it. We work to give out grants to make abortion healthcare an option, and we work to educate people that there is no “choice” for someone who doesn’t have abortion access.
I organize through multiple online and in person feminist communities. Each month, I put together a Feminist Happy Hour because I believe that we organize better when we know, like, and socialize with other people invested in causes we care about. I run the San Antonio Feminists meetup group to help connect feminists in the city who want to be more involved and socialize with like minded people. I also help administer the San Antonio Feminists facebook group, and I am the person behind @SAFeminists, where I share news, stories, advocacy opportunities, and information about feminist causes and people in San Antonio.