Get to know Iris Magazine intern, Pinky Hossain!

Major: English with a concentration in fiction writing
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center?
I intern for Iris, the magazine that runs out of the Women’s Center (here’s the link – there’s some good reads in there, folks). I’ve always loved writing and I’ve always been passionate about social justice issues and fun feminist topics, so I thought, hey, why not write about social justice/feminist topics? Iris gives me a great platform to do just that.

2. What made you choose UVA over other schools you applied to?
Honestly, I chose UVA more for practical reasons than anything else, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t appreciated what the university has to offer. UVA has a baller English department, for example. Seriously, take an English class. You’ll see.

3. What has surprised you about UVA?
Coming in I was wary of UVA’s white wealthy homogenous reputation, but I was surprised and delighted to meet an awesome variety of people.

4. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I only like the way nail polish looks on one of my fingers, so if I wear nail polish it’ll only be on my thumbs.

5. If you could have coffee with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Does Guy Fieri count? I’m low-key obsessed with Guy Fieri. High-key now, I guess. I admire passion in people and Guy Fieri is one passionate person.