Live, from the land of Betty Friedan’s homestate and the birthplace of radical feminist cells like Chicago Women’s Liberation Union and the West Side Group, it’s ChiFems!
Earlier this month, I spoke on a ChiFems panel moderated by Christine Gallagher Kearney along with my fellow Girl w/Penner Veronica Arreola, my fellow OpEd Project maven Claudia Garcia-Rojas, and fabulous feminist (and OpEd Project alum) Ashley Lauren Samsa about feminism in the Midwest, past, present, future. ChiFems is a part-social, part-activist group that aims to bring Chicago feminists together to build relationships and work together to create change. I adore them.
Here’s the video. Note: we didn’t all plan to wear jean jackets. Perhaps it’s a Midwestern thing?