Photo by Anoesjka Minnaard

Photo by Anoesjka Minnaard

Devika Sardjoe Mishre
[she/her]

Chair

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Devika Sardjoe Mishre
[she/her]

Chair

FEL was founded because of a dire need for feminist activity in Leiden. I want to continue the mission of bringing a feminist voice and perspective to Leiden and beyond. As chair, I am responsible for injecting ambition in all FEL's projects and finding new allies in our strive for equality for all. In my daily life, I work on my Clinical Psychology Masters after having completed a BBA working in ICT for many years.

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Sammy Lee van der Berg
[she/her]

Vice Chair / Secretary

Sammy Lee van der Berg
[she/her]

Vice Chair / Secretary

I was born in Amstelveen, but spent most of my life living in Spain. While moving around meant that I mostly grew up in an intercultural environment, I noticed that the conversation around feminism did not differ much from the usual. Feminism was often portrayed as being “too radical” or a movement based on misandry. Because of this, there has always been for me a sort of disconnection from the term feminism and the movement as a whole.

 

Throughout my teenage years, this slowly started to change, as I came to understand the movement as it was rather than as it was portrayed as being. As every woman, I came to understand through life experiences how necessary it is to be a feminist.  I was never afraid to express my opinions, even in environments where I was often the minority. As a result, I was an active member of my debating society and started an internal organization aimed at ensuring that students’ rights and concerns were fairly represented. 

Apart from being FEL’s vice-chair,  I am also a philosophy student, (Global and Comparative Perspectives (BA)), here at Leiden University. 

You've Got Feminist Mail Editorial Team

Luma Andrade 

Constantina Kyriacou 

Alessandra Giliberto 

Jasmijn Groot

Avalon Leiman 

Lisa Scanu

Carlijn van de Meulenhof

Jeroen van Wijk

Josephine Vlierboom

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The Dreamteam

Devika Sardjoe Mishre

Sammy Lee van der Berg

Alessandra Giliberto

Maaike de Vreugd

 - Chair 

 - Secretary

 - Communications

 - Events

Founding Mothers of FEL

Rosanne Schot

Liang de Beer

Ingeborg van der Ven

Previous board members and volunteers

Clara Girardeau

Fleur Walravens

Simay Cetin

Anna MacNeill

Lisanne van 't Riet

Roosmarijn van de Velde

Ali Buck

Jantien Derks

Nina Urai

Josephine Vlierboom