Christine Stoddard, editor of Quail Bell Magazine: I became a feminist because my mother is a feminist. Coming of age during El Salvador's bloody civil war, she became independent very young. When my mother was growing up, Salvadorian culture suffered from a serious case of machismo, but she rebelled against it and made sure that my sisters and I felt we had the power of choice. That's what makes my mother my feminist heroine.
Kristen Rebelo, art director of Quail Bell Magazine: If I think about my childhood, I've always been a feminist. My earliest memory of gender inequality was around age four and I never looked back. Although feminist influences include many authors, theorists and artists, my real heroes are my mother and any person whose small everyday acts of resistance have the potential to affect social change.