Press & Interviews
Allure Magazine: 10 Creators of Color Reveal What Makes Them Feel Most Beautiful by Janet Mock
Published 29th of September 2017
"My work, my ability to think critically and my intelligence are at their strongest in my pieces — I carry my words like armor and I walk taller, with more confidence and strength. I feel like my value as a person and self-worth is intricately woven into my work as a writer, if I didn't have my words, I don't know who I would be."
Interview with Dr. James Peterson for WHYY's The Remix
Published 16th of November 2016
Dr. James Peterson and Lara Witt discuss what allyship can look like in the age of fascism.
i-D Magazine: 8 activists using social media to fight for irl change
Published 16th August 2016
Lara Witt is building an online community of intersectional feminists:
Indian-Kenyan writer Lara Witt uses her Twitter presence to bring to center "issues which affect black and brown women, whether it's white supremacy, misogyny, colonization, or economic inequality." In addition, she speaks out about life as a sexual assault survivor and as someone who sufferers from PTSD. With an fearless desire to speak up for her communities, Witt serves brazen truths through her tweets, and is quick to defend intersectionality wherever it is ignored or obscured in pop culture.
The BGD Podcast 6.1.17: Be Humble, Miley!
Published 1st June 2017
Activist and blogger Raquel Willis and Lara discuss Miley Cyrus, safe-spaces for Black people and student walk-outs protesting right-wing political leaders.
Generocity: 4 Philly femme and womxn leaders of color on the importance of self-care
Published on 18th July 2017
"Working with a team of Black, indigenous and people of color writers is my way of helping us reclaim our narratives without worrying about a white, cis heteronormative gaze. White editors have a tendency to tone police and change our valid perspectives to make them more palatable to white audiences. So writing our own stories, and being paid to do so, is one of the most powerful tools we have. My job is to make more space for writers of color in a typically white industry."
How two Philly feminist groups are combatting street harassment
Published 17th May 2017
“We want people to realize that street harassment isn’t just inconvenient, but frightening and degrading,” explained Lara Witt, the media relations spokesperson for Pussy Division, in an email. (Witt also co-organized March’s Electric Lady event series.)
This event series is about reclaiming and exploring ‘what it means to be a woman’
Published 10th March 2017
“Women are the backbone of society, we have been doing the work for centuries. We excel in most fields and yet we are rarely rewarded for our efforts because women’s labor is under-valued and under-appreciated. The purpose of this event is to give our audiences the opportunity to feel inspired by what women do in a way that does our artists, entrepreneurs, writers, teachers and advocates justice.”