Happy Birthday, Jos!

This weekend, the wonderful Jos Truitt celebrated her birthday. Jos has been a powerhouse here at Feministing for about three years now. You know her from her smart and thoughtful posts–from her personal explorations of trans identity to her on-point critiques of current pro-choice organizing models and rhetoric. Plus lots of thoughts on Mad Men and FNL for good measure. Jos and I share many things: a devotion to Buffy, for one. Above all, Jos embodies the kind of feminism I believe in: uncompromising, compassionate, and funny as hell.

We are so incredibly lucky to have Jos’ insight on the blog. And we couldn’t do it without her passion, support, and no-bullshit attitude behind the scenes.

Happy birthday, Jos! Thanks for everything you do.

St. Paul, MN

Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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