If I were going to a desert island, I would take matzoball soup, Orangina, and Maya Dusenbery.
Maya is the author of some of my favourite Feministing posts – and probably yours, too. She’s smart, funny, and sometimes I’ll read something she’s written and think, “holy shit, this woman gets it.” I want this woman on my desert island. She comes through for friends and colleagues when they need her. She pays opportunities forward. She handles problems with a cool head and a laugh. She also knows how to party, just in case our desert island is party-equipped.
Maya has been writing for Feministing as a contributor for almost two years, and she was writing in the Community blog before that. She’s become an invaluable member of our team, and we’re lucky to have her voice here on the site.
Which is why I’m so thrilled to announce that Maya is now an Editor at Feministing.com. She’s joining one of the greatest teams of which I’ve ever had the privilege to be a member. She’s been doing the work of an Editor for a few months now, but today it is official. And I know I speak for all the other Editors when I say that we are beyond fortunate, and beyond delighted, to have her on board.
Please congratulate her in comments or, if you’re in San Francisco, go hug her. My arms aren’t that long.