What We Missed

Happy New Year! It’s the Year of the Dragon, which is the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac.

Today is the 39th Annual March to Give Fetuses Rights (and take them away from anyone with a uterus) in Washington, DC.

Skier Sarah Burke died Thursday at 29.

Cynthia Nixon on how being gay is a choice for her. I believe we shouldn’t police the way people understand and experience their sexuality just because folks think biology-based arguments make it easier to win acceptance. Good for Cynthia for speaking her truth!

Sherlock‘s Louise Brealey is way awesomer than Molly.

On the rich history – and present – of Black burlesque.

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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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