It’s Friday, and we all know what that means! Interviews with your favorite badass feminists and activists. Whether social media queens and kings, creative artists, sex educators, or just kick-ass personalities, these people harness righteous anger, instigate movements and inspire cultural change. We’re here to honor them and their work, but more importantly, to highlight how we can all get up, plug in, and Just Start Doing.
Today’s Badass Activist is Emily May. Emily co-founded Hollaback! in 2005 and is now the executive director of the organization. The aim of Hollaback! is to give women and LGBTQ people the tools to respond to street harassment, and to work towards eventually ending street harassment altogether. Just this year, Emily was named one of 20 women leading the way by the Huffington Post, and one of 12 women to watch in 2012 by the Daily Muse.
So without further ado, here are Emily’s answers to our questions!