Fearless Female Interview: Lexie

What does a fearless female look like to you?

Someone who doesn’t care what the people around them think about them. A fearless female is living their best life and doing things that make themselves happy.

 

Why do you think it's important to see more women in leadership positions?

It is important to see more women in positions of leadership because it teaches young girls that women can grow up to be whatever they want to be. Seeing positive female leaders helps to get this idea across really well to the younger generations of girls.

 

Why is it important to encourage girls and women to pursue fields stereotypically dominated by men?

It is important to encourage women to pursue male dominated fields because diversity is important! Have a field that is almost completely dominated by men does not allow for other voices to be heard. Men and women should be working together in these different fields to help create the best ideas possible for our future.

 

How does being a fearless female benefit you and bring you closer to your goals?

It benefits me because it allows me to do what makes me feel happy and confident. If I was always so worried about what other thought of me, I would never have the time to focus on my important goals. Being a fearless female allows me to focus more on those goals, as well as take a risk when executing them too.

 

What advice would you give to young girls about being a fearless female or women struggling to recognize their power?

I would tell them that it is difficult to become a fearless female at first. Women are always told to worry about their appearance and what others think about them, but in reality, that should not matter. Once a women/girl realizes that they do not have to fit a mold for someone else, then they will slowly become the fearless female that they deserve to be.

 

What makes a feminist in your eyes?

A feminist to me is any women who wants to better their treatment and rights in our society. I believe that a feminist is working to gain equality with their male counterparts, not to overcome them.

 

How do you work to make your feminism intersectional?

I work to make my feminism intersectional by listening to stories of other females from different races, classes, and ethnicities to think about how difficult it would be to be a fearless female in their situations. Often times I think about how difficult it is for me as a white woman but fail to realize how hard it might be for a women of a different race. This is definitely a term that I am familiar with, but like anything, it is something that I need to work on to better myself as well as other women in the world.

 

How can women and girls support each other in today's world?

Women should ALWAYS support other women!! I honestly cannot say it enough. It can be something as simple as a compliment, asking someone how their day is, or asking if someone needs help. No act of kindness to another women is too small. I make it my everyday goal to be kind to both men and women I come into contact with during my day, even if they are a stranger. Just being kind to other women is the best way to support women in our world today.