Three Questions with Young Women Lead Intern TomiwaWritten by Tomiwa Folorunso
What are you most excited about and looking forward to during Young Women Lead?
Young Women Lead is a programme that I believe is missing in Scotland right now and I’m excited to be part of its creation. I’m looking forward to meeting and connecting with a diverse group of young Scottish women and ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear.
Why did you want to be an intern with the Young Women’s Movement?
As a recent graduate I think it can be really difficult to work out what you want to do after university. I knew that what ever I did, I wanted to help and empower people. The Young Women’s Movement seemed like a natural fit. It is really cool to now be part of a world organisation with a huge history but also a part of the vital work the movement is doing in Scotland.
What themes and conversations do you want to explore with participants?
I think a really important part of Young Women Lead is the creation of safe spaces where women can talk freely. So I am really keen to explore how we can create a space where the participants feel confident and comfortable to talk about anything. By anything I of course mean politics but also race, sexuality, gender, sex, everything that young women in Scotland are worried/concerned/have an opinion about!
Tomiwa is a recent graduate unafraid of sharing quite a lot of her life on the internet on her blog and BBC The Social. She can usually be found clutching a cup of coffee, scrolling instagram or running through Newhaven.