Sophia Armen is a Middle Eastern-American community organizer and writer from Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder and serves as the Co-Director of The Feminist Front, a youth gender and racial justice organization of 15-35 year olds building rooted feminist futures. The Feminist Front is fighting for women’s equality by building intersectional education, trainings, campaigns and mobilizations of young people, especially young women and girls of color, and working on key issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, worker’s rights and equal pay, reproductive healthcare access, and survivor-centered initiatives through youth leadership, organizing, and engagement. She mobilized young people nationwide last election cycle in The Feminist Front’s Electoral Justice Now People’s Summer to contact over 500,000 voters of color to help them register to vote. Armen was the first Middle Eastern-American woman elected student body president in the history of the University of California, and has served on several statewide and national commissions and projects on diversity and equity. She and her work have appeared in Vice News, Ms. Magazine, The Middle East Eye, the Los Angeles Review of Books, NPR, The Feminist Realities Magazine, The Hye-Phen Magazine, among others, and in a cover story for The Los Angeles Times. Armen is committed to empowering Gen Z and millennial feminists to lead the future toward equality and justice. She believes this generation is–generation gender justice!
Sophia Raken Armen
April 25, 2022