Inconsequential Girlishness: An Interview with Chally

Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

My full-length interview with Chally, who talks about her love of sci-fi, why it’s problematic to have feminist “icons,” her experience as a teen in social justice movement, and of course, the internet! (The post title is tongue-in-cheek, by the way, she’s anything but, as you’ll see.)!


Transcript (PDF) Thanks Sara and John

Read Chally’s work at Zero at the Bone, FWD, Radical Readers and Feministe.

Chally has some great blog recommendations from teen and other young bloggers:

  • Hell on Hairylegs “My absolute favorite. She writes such fantastic, sarcastic, gorgeous takedowns of anything and everything, and her blog is a real pleasure to read.”
  • Dorianisms “A male teenage feminist who’s pretty fabulous.”
  • Adventures of the TV Addict “A college-age blogger and she’s so bitingly clever.”
  • Jessica Yee “She’s so great, the work she does around indigenous work in sexual health for young people.” (Read Jessica Yee at Bitch)
  • Karen Healy “She’s doing a PhD on girls in comics, I think, which is pretty great, but she wrote one of my favorite poems of all time, which is called ‘More About Them’.”
  • Cripchick “Both an Internet feminist and an offline feminist—and a disability activist, should I say—she does a lot of great intersectional work around disability activism.”
  • Anna “She works so hard in promoting particularly young disabled people. I think she’s fabulous.” (Read Anna at Bitch.)
  • Beppie on Hoyden About Town “I’ve just found her work really great in developing my own feminist ideas.”


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