Nahomi Rizzo is sixteen years old and lives on the Lower East Side. She is a Junior at High School for Environmental Studies; a school centered around science and the environment. Nahomi has many interests, including advocacy for women’s rights and feminism. At school, she’s in many clubs like Feminist Club and Model UN and she enjoys photography and watching films. Given the chance to use a camera for the first time, photography has allowed Nahomi to visualize social issues that we all should engage in conversation.
What does feminism mean to you?
I see feminism as a sense of self-empowerment and acceptance that many girls today don’t feel. In this generation, intersectionality is essential to represent women from all different backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, and religions to define their social identities. New York City is a place where different identities intertwine to express what the city is all about. By going around the city I asked women the question “What’s one word you would use to describe feminism ?”. With this project, I intend to show a strong front of women that demonstrates how we can be more united and inspire younger girls to reach anything they want to do in life.