“Hi, my name is Aliénor, and I’m the coordinator of the group”
“Great, and are you also the founder?
I sigh.
“Yes, I’m also the founder. Well, the co-founder, I would say. But why does it matter?”
“It just does.”

I have been introducing myself a lot lately for graduate school applications and potential jobs, and came to the realization that our society is suffering from what I like to call founder-phoria, an unhealthy obsession with founders.

This had never occurred to me before, as I was focused on ‘selling’ a cause through my personal story when speaking to the…

Allie Rougeot

Climate Justice Activist originally from South of France, now a settler in Toronto . Organizer with Fridays for Future Toronto.

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