INTRODUCING: MEGAN

megan

Name: megan

City: baltimore, but attending school in NYC

Occupation: compsci student, zine contributor, tech person, digital artist, & many other things

Sign: libra

Hobbies: microsoft paint, making bad jokes on social media, live music, singing (*shouting) along to “That Don’t Impress Me Much” by Shania Twain, hunting for rare vinyl that won’t leave me bankrupt

Chipotle order: burrito bowl with white rice, pinto beans, chicken, sour cream, extra cheese…(& also guac, if i’m feeling rich that day)

What should every woman try at least once in her life? …reading “Half the Sky” by nicholas kristof & sheryl wudunn. it should be required reading for every man & woman & human being (especially men!!!).

What is on your bookshelf? a coffee table-type book called “HOT GUYS AND BABY ANIMALS”, a few short story anthologies, five billion different biographies (that i will not list for you, in the interest of time), “The Structures of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas S. Kuhn, a Czech phrasebook, & a ton of stuff by Kazuo Ishiguro

What is your biggest guilty pleasure? CARLY “SLAY” JEPSEN (BUT I DON’T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT)

What album has had the biggest impact on your life? congratulations by mgmt – it’s made the few years since its release feel like a small & mighty eternity

Who is your favorite living artist? marina abramović, cher

How would you describe your personal style? “can I afford it” & “does it fit” (but, on a more serious note: i always wear clothes that are fun & make me feel *happy*. i love crazy pieces, bright lipstick, & big earrings.)

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? i wasn’t kidding when I said Cher was my favorite living artist. also, once upon a time, half of my face was paralyzed for a month.

What does Modern Girls mean to you? every woman is magic, and it is our duty as Modern Girls to support, empower, and protect the magic of all of our sisters. i am haunted by the privileges afforded to me as a white, cis, able-bodied woman, and as a Modern Girl, i use my own privilege (+ the power of the internet) to amplify the voices of fellow women, /especially/ those who are threatened by oppression, prejudice, & injustice. every woman’s experience with her womanhood is wildly different, and Modern Girls is a safe space to celebrate *all* of those experiences (and have some fun while doing it!). it’s a place to be nerdy & passionate about the topics you love, to discover & share thought-provoking ideas, & to feel comfort & togetherness in this big ol’ online void.

Instagram: @megxxn / @megandoods

Check out Megans’s personal playlist on our Spotify!

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