We laughed, we cried, we got shit done

Jos laughs and Katie does not cry, as Maya gets shit done.

We mocked Joe the Plumber. We drank frozen margaritas. We danced the night away (some of us. Others of us, who are twenty-four going on ninety-four, went home to bed and very much appreciate that the rest of the crew didn’t give us a hard time about it).

This weekend, the whole Feministing crew came together in New York City for a weekend of sustainability planning and bonding. It was a really productive weekend, and we all walked away feeling tired – smashing the patriarchy can be draining, y’all – but excited about what the next year holds for Feministing.

Last month, we asked you to donate a few dollars to help fund the annual retreat. We explained that the retreat is where a whole bunch of plans get planned and decisions get decided, and for that reason, it’s a really important part of the Feministing calendar.

And a whole bunch of you stepped up and donated toward the retreat. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. It means a lot to us that you support us, by reading, and commenting, and calling us out when we screw up, and virtually high-fiving us when we get it right, and by donating money so that we can come together. Thanks to your donations, we were able to spend this weekend together, ensuring that our crew remains a strong community of colleagues and friends, and most of all, that we can continue bringing you all the feminist analysis, insights, action alerts, and occasional photos of marsupials that you have come to love and rely on in the last eight years.

There are plenty more photos of the retreat on our Facebook page if you want to check us out over there.

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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