Editor’s Letter: #BreakTheBias
We need International Women’s Day now more than ever. As well as the daily battles for gender equality in every community across the world, we’re seeing the giant, terrifying issues around biases towards women and girls.
From the anniversary of the death of Sarah Everard to the crisis women are facing in Ukraine, it makes you wonder whether we are going backwards or forwards. That’s why it’s vital that we use today to uplift and empower each other. To raise awareness on global gender discrimination and to #BreakTheBias.
We went BIG today. On top of the wonderful social media takeover from our team and the incredible IWD content, our writers and editors have been producing, we also had the pleasure of celebrating IWD with the icon: Mayim Bialik. We spoke to Mayim about the realities of being a middle-aged woman in Hollywood, breaking into male-dominated spheres, and the harsh truths, as well as the beauty, of being a woman. “Mayim a qualified neuroscientist, a mother, an author, an activist, a podcast host and an actor who helped to inspire countless young girls into STEM. And now, she’s a director. Mayim is going from one stride to the next.” She is a powerhouse of a woman and we couldn’t think of anyone better to celebrate with!
Despite the impending stress we all inevitably feel about how much we have left to do to become an equal society, we can celebrate how far we have come. I’d like to personally celebrate the success of The New Feminist and our amazing team. This magazine started as nothing but a personal passion project by a determined and angry new feminist. Since, we have grown and developed into a powerful team of feminists who are dedicated in their fight for equality. We’ve been moving so fast that I barely have had the time to stop, reflect and say that I am so proud of each and every member of the TNF team, it just goes to show how unstoppable you can become with the support of incredible women.
So, Happy International Women’s Day new feminists! Together we can and we will break the bias.