Announcing your new Feministing contributors: Sesali, Alexandra and Amy!!

This summer, Feministing held a contest to look for a brand new Contributor. We were looking for someone to join the Feministing team and blog for us once a week — someone who’s smart, funny, insightful, reliable, and raring to go.

Well, I’m sorry to say we didn’t find one qualified candidate in the bunch…

We found three.

We want to thank everyone who participated in the contest, and especially the 6 finalists. We were so thrilled, humbled, and honestly overwhelmed by the responses that came in. We loved all of the entries and it was so hard to narrow it down.

That said, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Alexandra, Sesali, and Amy to the Feministing team. Check out their bios below to learn a little more about them, and look out for their writing on the site starting today!

Alexandra Brodsky is a recent college grad who just moved yesterday to start work with a Planned Parenthood affiliate. She is dedicated to queering reproductive justice, supporting transformative, non-carceral resistance to violence, and convincing her new puppy to stop biting her.

Amy S. Choi is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her work has appeared in BusinessWeek, Women’s Wear Daily, The Philadelphia City Paper, Time Out New York, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. A dedicated storyteller and volunteer, over the past decade she has worked with organizations such as Girls Write Now, Minds Matter and The All-Stars Project to reach out to low-income urban youth in New York using writing and performance. She took a sabbatical in 2010 to travel through the developing world, including Colombia, Tunisia, Lebanon, India, and Southeast Asia. She is currently working on a book about her travels. Choi holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and poetry from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Sesali Bowen is a writer and overall bad ass. I’m from Chicago, which makes me cooler than alot of people, and I hate wearing panties. I’m a fly fat girl, an ethical hoochie, and a bunch of other things.

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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