Happy (belated) birthday Vero!

Verónica Bayetti FloresThis past weekend, our own Verónica Bayetti Flores celebrated her birthday!

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 DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

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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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