Happy (late) birthday to Sesali!

SesaliWe’re a day late, but the happiest of birthdays to Sesali, who just turned 25!

Sesali is the training director for the United States Student Association and one of our newest contributors at Feministing. In her short time here so far, she’s already written some awesome posts on everything from women rappers to celebrity pregnancies to sex workers’ rights.

And if you missed it, you should definitely read her thoughtful birthday post yesterday on feminism and self-definition. I particularly liked this part: “We don’t lack a unified goal, we lack a defined goal. And that is not our weakness, it is our work. Self-definition is our priority. Autonomy and liberation are what all of us are looking for, across the human spectrum.”

Happy birthday, Sesali! We’re so happy to have you as part of the Feministing crew.

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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