Happy Birthday Suzanna!

Wagatwe, Suzanna, and Alexandra

Suzanna with Wagatwe and Alexandra

Today is Suzanna’s birthday!

Suzanna Bobadilla is our new interviews contributor. She’s been posting great conversations, including ones with Samantha Geimer, author and the woman caught in the firestorm of the Polanski rape case, writer and organizer Suey Park, Senator Gretchen Whitmer, Sunny Clifford, the subject of Young Lakota, Anna Saini from The Red Umbrella Diaries, planetary scientist Sara Seager, Law and Order: SVU star Mariska Hargatay, and our former Executive Editor Samhita.

Suzanna’s also one of the badass organizers working to end campus sexual assault who have gotten the federal government, including the White House, to take action.

Here’s some fun facts about Suzanna: she had a brief stint as a competitive childhood chess player. While it only lasted one tournament, it did result in her family dog being named “Check-Mate.” She’s fascinated by historical archives. Some of her favorite research projects include the 20th century Puerto Rican migration to Hawaii and collecting her grandmother’s letters from her honeymoon adventure from Boston to Buenos Aires in 1939-41. And she still sends handwritten letters. Suzanna watched copious amounts of both General Hospital and Oprah in her youth, and maintains that GH taught her most of what she knows about love, sex, and war, while Oprah taught her how to ask questions and deal with people jumping on the furniture.

Please join me and the whole Feministing crew in wishing Suzanna a happy birthday on the twitters.

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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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