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Interview with Eleonora Chinotti

Eleonora's F was one of the most voted ones when we cried for help, in our social media and Whatsapp groups, to help us decide the winners of the "Spread the F word with Art contest". Her colourful designed got a lot of compliments and we loved it ourselves!

We are interviewing her today to find out more about the meaning of her design, the person behind it and to learn more about her feminist journey!

 

Who is Eleonora Chinotti?


Hi! I’m Eleonora, I am 23 years old and I live in Verona, Italy. I’m currently trying to find my way career-wise and I am passionate about cinema, travelling and of course feminism.

 

What did you want to represent in your design? what does it mean to you?


I wanted my F to be intersectional and bold. Those are two fundamental traits that feminism should always celebrate. That’s why I chose to represent diversity through hairstyles and used bright pop colours because we should be proud to be who we are and never be afraid of being loud!

 

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And now, our feminist questionnaire!


What is Feminism for you?

Feminism is equality and justice for everyone, but also sisterhood and mutual support.

 

Which “everyday sexism” really bothers you?

Any kind of sexism really, but harassment and catcalling are definitely on top of the list.


Do you remember when you start identifying as a Feminist and why?

I was about 18-19 years old. I kept reading random feminist discussions on social media and soon realised I agreed with everything. I think that made me realise too how some of my behaviours were really unfair towards other women and myself.


Who is your biggest feminist role model?

To be honest, I don’t think I have one, I have many. All women (and men) who stand up for other women and speak out, whether that be on the media or my everyday life – those are all my role models.

 

What is your favourite Feminist quote?

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou


What is your proud feminist victory?

My victory is feeling personally closer to the women in my life and in the whole world. I’ve also learned not to be scared of calling out sexist comments.


What is your feminist recommendation?
  • Book: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • Tv show: Fleabag
  • Film: Hidden Figures

What is your feminist call of action to whoever is reading?

Don’t be afraid to point out sexism when you see it and learn to stop yourself from judging other women unfairly.

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