The Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) featured Izabela Patriota as its April member of the month.
A fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and PhD law candidate who also serves on LOLA Brazil’s leadership team, Patriota “is passionate about showing people that you can be both a libertarian and a feminist and it is through the ideas of liberty that women thrive,” LOLA says.
Patriota talked about how she found LOLA, which started in the U.S. and now has chapters in 22 countries, including 12 in Brazil.
My involvement began when I found myself looking for an alternative branch of the feminist movement in Brazil, one that didn’t involve socialism or other forms of big government. I had the chance to meet Cecília Lopes, the Founder of LOLA Brazil in 2018 at a conference in the city of São Paulo. She introduced me to LOLA and its mission. We then started working together to show women that there is another way.
What is your favorite part of your role with LOLA?
My favorite part of my role with LOLA is definitely having the chance to tell women the diverse kind of solutions classical liberalism has to deal with women’s issues. Feminism and liberty go hand-in-hand because we do not impose behaviors on others. With libertarianism, women are free to make their own path and choose how to best live their lives.
Read LOLA’s full interview with her here.
For more on LOLA Brazil, check out these video clips of the group’s leadership talking together at the 2019 LOLA Leadership Retreat.