Happy birthday Vanessa!

Once I get started counting the ways Vanessa Valenti rocks life, it’s hard for me to curb my heartsplodin’ love and admiration. First and foremost, she’s one of the kindest people I’ve ever encountered. She is the friend (or sister…or auntie…) that so many people call on–always ready with a listening ear, loyal without fail, and eternally down to throw a celebration party. But never fear, she’s not one of those really nice but not terribly witty or funny people. She’s f-ing hilarious and ridiculously smart and articulate. Her posts at Feministing consistently boil down a thorny issue to its most essential parts, then wrap up with some enviable zinger that only she could spit out on the regular. And last, but not least, I have a total boner for her dancing. Take a little bit of 90s hip hop, throw in a demure lil’ splash of tip toeing and side glancing, and top it off with a huge, sexy smile, and well, that’s V on the d-floor. It kills everytime.

Happy birthday V! Thank you for everything you are and everything you do for the Feministing family and feminism writ large. The movement wouldn’t be the same without you.

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  1. Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I have routinely been privy to your kindness, Vanessa. Best of luck to you on the occasion of your birthday.

  2. Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Happy Vanessa! Thank you for all you contribute to at Feministing!

    • Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

      *Happy Birthday Vanessa, that’s meant to be!

  3. Posted August 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Happy birthday!

  4. Posted August 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Posted August 30, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the birthday love, folks! (Including Courtney for the beautiful post. I’ll shake my booty for you anywhere, anytime.)

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