What We Missed

Today is the birthday of Rachel Carson, a groundbreaking environmentalist.

The 23rd annual Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrate LGBT literature, were announced last night.

Over at GOOD (hi Ann hi!) a call for white men to boycott participating in panels made up of all white men.

Surprisingly good news – Senate Democrats push back against Indiana’s law banning federal funding to clinics that perform abortions.

Transgender ICE detainees are being cut off from their hormones.

New York City is proposing to cut off funding to rape units in hospitals.

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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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