I’m excited to have my youngest interviewee on Job Talk 4 All, Julie Zeilinger, founder and editor of the FBomb, a feminist blog. I wish I could say that I discovered Julie myself, but I have to give the credit to journalist Andrea Newell, who passed along Julie’s name to me. Julie represents the best of Gen Y and serves as a reminder to all of us to go after our goals no matter how old we are.
Title: Founder and Editor of The FBomb
High School Diploma, Hawken School, Cleveland, OH, 2011
First Year Undergraduate at Bernard College of Columbia University, planning to double major in women’s studies and human rights.
1. When did you first get the idea to start FBomb? And how long did it take, once you had the idea, to get it off-the-ground?
I started The FBomb the summer after my sophomore year of high school because as a teen with a newfound feminist identity, I felt there really wasn’t any place where young feminists could come together and share their ideas and form a community.
I grew up in a place that didn’t really understand or promote feminism and really craved a support system and community myself – I figured if I felt that way, other teens must, too. Soon after I started it, some major feminist blogs linked to The FBomb and it started to attract a pretty wide readership. Currently, tens of thousands of people read The FBomb every month. Continue reading