Happy Birthday Juliana!

Juliana and Maya

The birthday girl Juliana (on the left) with Maya

Happy birthday to one of our newest contributors, Juliana Britto Schwartz!

A recent graduate of UC-Santa Cruz, Juliana had been writing about feminism, immigration, and Latin@ issues at her blog Latina Feminista for while before joining Feministing. In her time here, she’s offered a Latina feminist perspective on a range of issues, from immigration reform to SNL to beauty pageants, highlighted badass activists like Damiana Cavanha, and offered personal reflections on navigating her position as a mixed Latina in a world that likes its binaries.

Some things you might not know about Juliana: She was in an all-female classical choir in high school, then switched and joined an acapella group for three years. She’s definitely our resident polyglot–in addition to English, she speaks French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Damn girl.

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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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