• To create an accessible and approachable intergenerational space for girls and women to discuss issues that affect us on a personal level - a space that throws judgement out the window and makes us all feel comfortable.
  • To encourage critical thinking and acknowledge our preconceived fears when it comes to feminism, for starters, because the more we open our minds and deal with these issues, the more empowered we become.
  • To make every girl and woman curious about what feminism is, and engage them by talking openly about it.
  • To place feminism in the context of women’s issues relevant to Pinays, recognizing that we have unique experiences in the midst of societal expectations, religion and culture.
  • To unlearn girl competition, because we may actually have more in common than we realize. Instead of tearing each other down, we support one another. Our struggles are similar, after all, and we’re more likely to recognize where you're coming from.
  • To approach the discussion on feminism with kindness and respect, without having to be afraid of being “shot down”, and as EQUALS, since we do not operate on a structure of hierarchy.
  • To cultivate a real sense of camaraderie and kinship by bonding with each other in the flesh (rather than behind the comforts of our laptops and social media), reminiscent of those “old school clubs” and in tune with the herstorical meetings from women’s lib of the sixties and riot grrrl from the nineties.
  • To address both our privilege and oppression as individuals, because they play into the very complex intersections of class, regions, and sexual preference, among other things.
  • To be empowered as a community by learning from each other’s experiences and insights, and respecting our differences as individuals, as we may not always agree with one another.
  • To know and feel that we are not alone in our thoughts and in our personal struggles when it comes to making life-changing decisions about our bodies and our rights.
  • To recall our roots in punk rock, DIY and volunteerism as a way of creatively doing things.
  • To be made aware of what came before us – a long line of Pinay feminists, rich with experience in the women’s movement. While we may still be figuring things out as a community, we are also a product of their struggles.
  • To deepen our understanding of feminism in order to explore what needs to be done, how we could change things, and (when it feels right) how to go about activism as a natural next step together – whether we are curious, somewhere in the middle, or consider ourselves feminist.
  • To have fun at the same time while we digest all of this!