[Leandra sits on her couch in her apartment off of the Bowery in downtown NYC.]
What is the Manrepeller?
Leandra Medine: “It’s a site about trends that women love and men hate, or that initially was the definition of what it was when I started it. But it has sort of just become a celebration of femininity I think, in all different types of femininity, not just the traditional, you know, woman in a little dress. It’s a celebration of women.”
Do you consider yourself a feminist?
“Well, yeah. I think any girl that works in fashion is in some capacity a feminist. Number one, because you’re working; number two, because somewhere - even if you aren’t willing to admit it - you believe that you can express something through clothes. And that’s a very bold statement to make.”
It is almost like saying clothes are like art?
“Yeah or they’re a vehicle of expression, and I think any woman trying to express anything using her voice is a feminist. I don’t know, I think it’s hard not to be a feminist in New York in the 21st century.”
Ha or anywhere for that matter