Feminist children’s author and co-founder of The Feminist Shop
Virginia Mendez is a feminist children’s author and co-founder of The Feminist Shop - a feminist brand that educates on the topic of feminist issues and gives back to the cause.
Multilingual and with 8 years of experience in the corporate and SME world, after her second child, she decided to put her skills to work by creating a business she believes in and one that can make a real positive change.
She loves public speaking (and speaking in general) and challenging kids and adults to unlearn constrictive stereotypes.
Being a mom of a boy and a girl impacted her as feminist mum, volunteer and activist. Getting trained as a breastfeeding peer supporter to support women in a vulnerable time, and is focused on tackling feminism especially for parents and kids.
She hosted an event about "Parenting in a world of gender stereotypes" at The Belfast Human Rights Festival and runs classroom sessions that address unconscious bias and critical thinking in kids age 6 to 8. It is amazing how much they are already fall into stereotypes but also how open they are to change!
The ethos behind www.thefeministshop.com is to tackle feminism from different angles: content, ethical shop, take action, associations and more! Giving back to the cause through information, profit sharing, supporting companies with the same values in the process, and taking care of the ethics.
All the products are not only ethically produced but conceived to be wearable activism: statement makers and conversation starters and the different style of slogans and the 4 different designs for each of them celebrate that while we are not all the same feminist, we are all in the same boat and together we are unstoppable!