Writer Ione Gamble on femininity, social media & how feminism is 'warped by capitalism'
Ione Gamble was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was 19, right around the time when a new wave of internet-driven "girlboss" feminism took off. Managing a chronic illness opened her eyes to the movement's blind spots, and led her to reconsider her own relationship with femininity and empowerment. She founded the zine "Polyester" to give a platform to critical feminist voices, and published the essay collection "Poor Little Sick Girls," exploring how capitalism has warped radical feminist concepts like self-care. She joined us for Perspective to discuss contemporary feminism, inclusivity and navigating the "hellscape" that is social media.
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