Happy birthday Z!

Please join me in wishing our very own Zerlina a HUGE happy birthday!

I guess November is a popular month to be born a badass!

Since Z joined the team over one year ago, she’s brought her unique voice and passion for political issues as well as her prolific tweeting and we are loving every second of it. It was especially crucial to have her with us during the election, when her expertise came especially in handy.

The past year has been huge for her, as her career as a Democratic strategist, TV contributor, soon-to-be-attorney, and writer for The Daily news, Ebony, and the Grio has taken off.

We are so proud and consistently amazed by her achievements, and are sure she will continue on to do amazing things and bring feminism to exciting new spaces.

Happy birthday Zerlina!

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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