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Announcing the #TimesTen Raffle: Win a dinner with the founders of Feministing!


If you’re a regular reader of the site, you probably know by now that we are raising money to fund a relaunch of Feministing, including a site redesign and sustainable infrastructure.

And to that end, some pretty great news: with 16 days left in our Kickstarter, and thanks to the efforts of over 650 backers, we’ve raised over $28,000 — that’s 93% of our goal!

That’s incredible progress, and we’re so grateful to each of our backers. Seriously, you’re the best. But we don’t only show our thanks with words. To show you how thankful we are for your support, we’ve decided to sweeten the pot a bit.

Any backer who gives $5 and up will be automatically entered to win a seat at dinner with the founders of Feministing, Jessica and Vanessa Valenti. This perk is valued at $1,000, but everyone who donates just $5 or more to the campaign is now eligible. If you’ve already donated $5 or more, you’ve already been entered! Please note that the dinner is taking place in New York City and you’d need to get there yourself. This invitation is non-transferable.

Even beyond the raffle, there are plenty of reasons to support our efforts. By donating just $1 to the Kickstarter today, you’ll get updates on special membership deals in the future, and we’ll send you an invite to our wrap-up party in NYC in January. Plus, there are still a million amazing perks left, including some great Feministing swag. Go check them out on the Kickstarter page. And if you’ve already backed us, please keep spreading the word about the campaign!

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 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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