Meet the Team: Welcome, Charlie Brook!
I studied journalism and acting in my undergraduate degree, and then went on to do my Master’s in Documentary Journalism with a focus in rape culture in the media. Now I specialize on that topic, which is why I created the podcast Her Me Out to talk about it! I currently work as a full-time freelance content writer in Barcelona, working for different companies across a span of industries.
Favorite films: I see there are a lot of Clueless fans here, I’m also a big fan (I did an episode on it!); I also love the guilty pleasures as well as the bigger names and indie. Big fan of movies in general and documentaries (13th, Free Solo, Blackfish, The Act of Killing, Chef’s Table).
Favorite shows: Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Bojack Horseman, Crazy ExGirlfriend, Fleabag, The Good Place, Queer Eye, Gilmore Girls (guilty pleasure) - I love TV so I could go on forever...
Favorite actors: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Rachel Bloom, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern
Favorite directors: Greta Gerwig, Mary Harron, Amy Heckerling
Favorite books: Noughts and Crosses, Sapiens, Harry Potter :), La Sombra del Viento, Little Women
Would you be able to give up your career to get married / start a family? Luckily, I don’t think that I’d have to, at least not with the current career I have right now. As a freelancer, I’m able to build my own schedule and take on the work that I want to. And my work is very easily done at home and doesn’t require much more than my computer. So I think I’d be able to do both things at the same time, and I would really like to believe that this is possible for women.
Why are you a feminist? Because I’m a woman who’s lucky enough to have had the opportunity to learn and open my eyes to the inequalities that women face everyday just for being women. I’m also a feminist because I think it’s important for us to slowly expose that our culture, for most of history, hasn’t been great to women, even more so to women of color. Representation is such a crucial part of people’s ability to identify with stories and empower themselves to become more active members in our mainstream culture. And that’s why intersectional feminism is so important in my opinion.