Jensen Soderlund

I'm a freshman at UT Austin, currently pursuing a major in Government but hoping to transfer to a major in Public Health. I want to study public health from a social perspective and eventually go to grad school to study social work in conjunction with public health. Growing up in Texas, women’s rights have never been a priority for the government. I want to help other people obtain uterine healthcare and assist in family planning and development. I also want to bring attention to issues of white feminism, especially ignorance of women of color’s deeper struggles and the exclusion of trans women in a lot of “feminist” spaces. True feminism is intersectional and addresses the needs of women of color, queer women, trans women, intersex women, immigrant women, disabled and sick women, poor women, sex workers, and survivors of sexual or domestic violence. As a white queer woman raised in a middle-class family, I support movements like Black Lives Matter and fights for rights of indigenous people, immigrants, and poor people. However, I don’t believe it’s my place to speak out on these issues and would rather hear what those who’ve experienced these injustices have to say. 

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Hometown: Dallas, Texas

High School: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, Texas)

College: University of Texas at Austin

Issues: Reproductive JusticeLGBTQIA+ RightsIntersectional Feminism (As Opposed to White Feminism)

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