In her relatively short time with Feministing thus far, Vero, who currently works at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program, has done some wonderful writing on immigration, reproductive justice, and queer politics. She offered a thoughtful and nuanced reflection on call-out culture in activist communities. She sparked quite a lot of disucssion with her analysis of Lorde’s song “Royals.” And we’re super excited that she’s just launched our new “Feministing Jamz” music feature.
Some fun facts you may not know about Vero: She was born and raised in Venezuela and came to the US permanently at the age of 12, trading the lime and avocado and mango trees of her tropical home for the cold Minnesotan suburbs. When she’s not writing or doing activism, she’s subverting the patriarchy by focusing on traditionally feminine and domestic–and hence devalued–arts: cooking, embroidering, sewing, knitting. (Which reminds me, I’ve been meaning to order her homemade shea butter for awhile now.)
Give Vero some birthday love on Twitter today!
Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.