Hello from Netroots Nation!

Netroots Nation logo. Reads Netroot Nation Join us June 16-19, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

I’m in rainy Minneapolis, MN for Netroots Nation, a major progressive blogging and organizing conference. I’m at the LGBT Netroots Connect pre-conference today, organized by Michael Rogers. And just so you know, we’ve already made “no fake lesbians” one of our group agreements. The conference starts in earnest tomorrow, when Maya and Shark-Fu will be here as well. I’ll be blogging from the conference and cross-posting at VenusPlusX.org who have given me a generous scholarship to attend the conference.

If you’re at Netroots come and say hi! You can also follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtags #NN11 and #NN11LGBT.

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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  • http://feministing.com/members/hellotwin/ Ami

    Welcome to Minneapolis, Jos (and Maya, tomorrow)! I look forward to reading your blog posts, as I can only be at the conference on Saturday.

  • http://feministing.com/members/gaulding/ Jill Gaulding

    Hi Jos, Feministing fans, and everybody at Netroots — I want to invite you all to stop by an event on Friday afternoon: the Drive-In for Saudi Women’s Right to Drive, near E. Lake Street and 27th Ave. S. — very accessible by public transport. Come find out what Gretchen Cooper (a Gender Justice client) and Manal Al-Sharif have in common. Get your picture taken in the Gender Justice cut out car — we’ll forward it to the Saudi Embassy.

    • http://feministing.com/members/gaulding/ Jill Gaulding

      Oops — messed up that link. There’s more info on http://www.genderjustice.us.

  • http://feministing.com/members/leahbobeah/ Leah

    It’s so great that you’ll be there, Jos!
    Fans of Exhale can check out Aspen Baker on the awesome panel “FTW: Social Networks, Down and Dirty for Change” on Friday and stop by our self-organized Pro-Voice Caucus on Saturday morning! Hope to see more Feministing folks out and about at the conference!