This episode of the Maine Humanities Council’s Humanities on Demand podcast series is a recording of “The Feminist Project,” an event put on at the University of Maine at Machias on April 27th, 2015 as part of the Maine Humanities Council’s Student Humanities Ambassador program.
“If not me, then who? If not now, then when?” British actor Emma Watson asked this question in a speech she made in September, 2014 as the United Nations Women Global Goodwill Ambassador. Her words inspired many—perhaps no one more so than Machias Memorial High School junior, Abigayle Hopkins.
This year, Abi Hopkins served as one of the two inaugural Maine Humanities Council Student Humanities Ambassadors. “In my first meeting [with MHC], they asked me what was important to me, and I knew that it was feminism,” Abi said. “I am a feminist because I believe that men and women are equal. My gender does not limit me, and your gender does not limit you.”