Today is New York Minute’s birthday! That means eight years of this family fighting against gender inequality, sharing information about issues big or small, and spreading overall positivity. Some of our interns are here to share their experiences.
Working at NYMM means you are contributing to the fight to raise awareness and fight against gender inequality. What does your part in this battle mean for you? How has working at NYMM empowered you?
Hawyar Farooq (Web Development Intern): Alongside the creativity of NYMM, we take action and make sure we leave an impact. That is a concept I have applied elsewhere in my life. Take action and leave an impact!
Rachel Feiner (Editorial Intern): Sometimes it feels like my role is a small one, but this is not entirely true. Informing yourself and others about important issues is the first major step to a better world for all. Whether we’re putting out content that is fun or serious, we hope that someone out there is able to feel empowered because of NYMM.
Olivia Tilson (Chief of Staff Intern): My role, and everyone’s role, is to work together as a team to spread the message of women empowerment. This means creating and maintaining an environment that is conscious of gender inequality and working to alleviate it. Being a feminist magazine does not inherently mean implicit bias doesn’t exist but we work to create an environment that empowers student interns and our readers.
Ridhima Jagtap (Social Media & Marketing): Social media is a powerful thing, especially in the world we live in today. By being a social media & marketing intern, I am able to promote gender equality and can spread awareness with our social media platforms. Working at a feminist magazine has empowered me because I feel like with my role I have the ability to make an impact on even one person’s life/day.
Madison Casimir (Editorial Intern): NYMM is an outlet for so many voices and issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. As an editor, I get to help tailor our content to allow these voices to be heard and to shine a light on serious topics. It is so important that NYMM’s message of empowerment continues to flourish and being a part of contributing to that message is just awesome.
Once again, Happy Birthday NYMM! Here’s to another great eight years.