Nina Flores is a featured human book at our upcoming Human Library event on May 31st. Her life's human book title is " 'Girl, I Would Sop You Up with a Biscuit!' . . . And Other Reasons Feminism Isn’t Over." She describes her story as "the story of many women in the public space – we just don’t tell it. From the time we’re old enough to be in public, on city streets, or riding public transportation, most of us at some point have experienced street harassment in the form of catcalls, physical contact, or leering. We’ve endured sexualized comments, ignored penetrating stares, taken precautions at night, and quickened our pace to avoid inviting unwanted attention from bystanders from our mere presence. I write, research, and speak about feminism and women’s experiences in cities, and when I’m asked about why we need feminism, I offer one specific and clear-cut example: because women and men still experience fundamentally different realities in public, in the very spaces of our daily lives. Feminism is not the new “F-word,” it’s simply one more tool for critically examining and understanding the world we live in."
Hear more of her story personally by checking her out for 15-20 minutes at the Human Library event, Saturday, May 31st from 1-4pm at the Long Beach Main Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.