Meet Paola Mendoza—Mama To Mateo & Artistic Director Of The Women’s March

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Photographed by Victoria Gloria of Motherhood Storybook

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02/06/18

Photographed by Victoria Gloria of Motherhood Storybook

What does a woke household look like? In the case of film director-turned-activist Paola Mendoza, it’s draped in color, well-traveled, and full of activist touches. As Artistic Director of the Women’s March, Paola is on the front lines of several fights at once, including Defend DACA (she is an impassioned immigrant hailing from Colombia). She’s also co-author of the new book Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World and a dedicated mother to 4-year-old Mateo Ali (named after activist and athlete Muhammad Ali). Below, Mendoza shows us around her Fort Greene pad, and discusses raising a child of privilege in the resistance and having zero time for bullshit.

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Lyndsay

I loved reading this. Love Paola’s quotes and philosophies, and her overall style! As a feminist mom myself, raising my 5 year old son to be compassionate and kind is my goal. Inspiring interview, thank you!

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[…] Zitat der Woche. Das Mother Mag war zuhause bei Regisseurin und Polit-Aktivistin Paola Mendoza. Mendoza wohnt nicht nur schön, sie sagt auch gute Dinge während sie einen durch ihre vier Wände führt, etwa „The great thing about being a mom is I don’t have time for bullshit.“ Sehen wir ganz genauso. Noch mehr gute Sager gibt es hier. […]

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