I couldn’t wait until tomorrow and make it a Thank You Thursday. I am full to bursting with gratitude, and it could cause me serious bodily harm if I were to keep it in for an extra day just for the sake of alliteration.
More than four years ago, at the 2010 Feministing annual retreat – my first – I sat in Jessica Valenti’s living room in Queens on a freezing February morning and made a proposal to the assembled crew. I was at the time the newest and most junior member of the Feministing team, and I was nervous. I was in a room full of people whose writing I had admired for several years before joining the team: Jessica Valenti, Vanessa Valenti, Courtney Martin, Miriam Pérez, Ann Friedman, Samhita Mukhopadhyay. They were (still are) pretty much the coolest women alive, and I really wanted them to think I was cool, too. Which was perhaps a bit of a stretch because I am many things, but cool is not one of them. Read More