Happy birthday Wagatwe!

WagatweYes, we have another Feministing Scorpio who literally just joined the blog. Today is Wagatwe Wanjuki’s birthday!

While Twe’s new to the main page of the blog, she’s been a friend of Feministing’s for a while, including writing about campus issues on this site through her work with SAFER. She’s part of the badass Know Your IX campaign along with our own Alexandra, which we’ve also written about a good deal. Twe’s also organized to get corporations to end their membership with ALEC with ColorOfChange and to get an Oklahoma school to end its racist dress code policy. And she’ a big social media nerd. Yeah, Twe’s pretty great, and we couldn’t be happier to have her writing for the site. So far here at Feministing she’s written about Border Patrol violence and Forever 21 being racist.

Please join us in wishing Twe a very happy birthday!
Jos Truitt Jos Truitt does her best writing in bed.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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