After receiving hundreds of nominations for our Feminist You Should Know contest (and reading tons of inspiring stories which literally kept us awake at night for days), the Feminist Campus team was able to sift through them, sit down, knock our heads together, and decide on ten finalists! This was no easy task: every single nominee was the most amazing person we’d ever met so far in our lives. No lie. Our awe-inspiring crew come from a diversity of backgrounds, universities, regions, and perspectives in the feminist movement – and it’s just not possible for us to choose a winner alone. And that’s where you come in!
Last week, we posted blogs written by each of our stellar finalists about their feminist journeys and experiences. And now, the larger Feminist Campus community – that’s you! – can cast a vote for who moved you deeply, inspires you most, or simply has your favorite haircut. You have until Monday to vote for a winner! The only rules are that you can only pick one person and you can only vote once – but don’t fret! Each of our finalists and every nominee will receive a special prize package to honor their contributions to the future of the feminist movement and their local and global communities.
To read about our finalists before you vote, check out their personal essays. To learn more about the contest, you can refer back to our original post. You can totally comment on the blog posts and encourage people to vote for your chosen finalist – and we encourage you to share information or essays from the contest online using the hashtag #FYSK2013!