“For me, Global Feminism means lifting up the voices and visibility of the most vulnerable women and girls around the world and contributing to a healthy and empowered future for all women.”
As part of Widen Your Circle, we have spoken to a number of our members about their involvement with The Circle and what it means to be a member! We recently sat down with Misha, a member based in the US, to talk about her journey with us.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m a musician, filmmaker, and creativity mentor as well as a painter and writer. I create genre-pushing multimedia music works with a focus on feminist retellings of myth and fairytale. I’m interested in empowering women to be their own visionaries and to realise the strength of their unique creative voices. I’m based in Houston, Texas with artistic connections across the US and UK.
Why did you decide to become a member of The Circle?
I recently came to The Circle through Annie Lennox’s social media presence and then I started following The Circle online. I strongly support the focus of the organisation in its advocacy for the most vulnerable women and girls globally.
Are there any of The Circle’s projects that are particularly close to your heart and can you tell us a bit more about your involvement?
I’m deeply supportive of The Circle’s emphasis on the international epidemic of gender-based violence and I have a keen interest in advocating for universal healthcare access and reproductive education for women and girls. As a new member of a growing contingent of US-based members, I hope to spread awareness in my city, region, and beyond, about the positive impact of The Circle’s mission.
What does Global Feminism mean to you?
For me, Global Feminism means lifting up the voices and visibility of the most vulnerable women and girls around the world and contributing to a healthy and empowered future for all women.
How have you used your professional skills or knowledge as a member of The Circle?
Because of my production experience, I hope to bring my artistic, organisational, social media, technical media, and writing skills to The Circle, as well as using my voice as a music artist to support the work of the organisation.
Misha online — Facebook: @MishaPentonMusic // Instagram: @mishadiva / / Twitter: @divergencediva // website: mishapenton.com