Happy Birthday Samhita!

Fuck Yeah Samhita Mukhopadhyay
It’s a Very Important Day in Feminist History. Today is our Executive Editor Samhita’s birthday!

She’s currently in Panama, probably drinking on a beach right now. I’m not jealous.

It’s a very well deserved vacation. You might have noticed Samhita’s voice on the blog a little bit less over the past few months. It’s cause she was writing a book, called “Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life.” Don’t you wanna read that like right now? You can pre-order it here. I’ve only read the introduction so far but I can tell you it’s gonna be ah-mazing!

Then Samhita came back to blogging full time and dropped this, which I think is one of the sharpest, most brilliant pieces about political work I’ve ever read.

And don’t even get me started about her trashiness on the dance floor or 6am ranting about sex and identity.

Yeah, Samhita’s fucking incredible.

Please join me and the Feministing crew in wishing Samhita a happy birthday!

Boston, MA

Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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