Falling Into Feminism with photographer + videographer, Erin Rivera
Erin Rivera started her career in digital marketing, and from there she created the yellow brick road of her creative journey. As co-founder of visual story-telling agency Hunter & Fox, she has been able to work with such brands as: Nasty Gal, Stoli Vodka, and Darling Magazine. Her daily life revolves around producing creative content, video editing, illustrating, and spoiling her English Bulldog Ozzy. As Hunter & Fox grows, Erin is looking forward to working with more brands and creatives to keep telling innovative stories with her partner/boyfriend Frankie Pimentel.
Brown Girls Rising is a partnership with Nylon Espanol to elevate the conversation of feminist action, leadership, community involvement, and culture.
"I’m going to speak up through my art and tell people that I am a feminist." - Erin Rivera
In this episode, we sat down with photographer + videographer, Erin Rivera, to talk about creating the Unidos image and her first art show Miss Representation. Erin also talks about the feeling of doubt and finding her worth during these times.
I’ll second guess and I don’t think people will understand it or I think, “Maybe it’s not good enough..” I have problems when it comes to setting a price on my work because, I do this out of passion and love and I don’t know how much its worth.”
Erin went on to speak up about how her parents inadvertently led her to be the strong feminist she is today and how she came to that realization.
I think I was doing feminist things without even realizing it. Little things that my parents let me do, and they let me just go with my ideas. They helped mold me. Now that I’m older, I’m starting to notice more inequalities between men and women.
Audrey and Yvette talk about the importance of the Unidos print to them and Yvette discusses what it was like to be part of Erin’s artwork in her Miss Representation piece.
"Little things that my parents let me do and how they let me just go with my ideas - they helped mold me. " - Erin Rivera
This episode, Brown Girls Rising Episode 04, can be found at BrownGirlsRising.com or on iTunes.
This episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA.