Feministing Follow Friday: Feminist Teachers, Vol. I

Twitter, Feministing style

What if every kid learned how to create a more just world sometime between science lab and algebra? Here are five teachers bringing the feminist gospel to their classrooms.

  • Ileana Jiménez (@feministteacher): Educator and activist. Feminism, LGBT issues, diversity and inclusion in schools. Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching. Founder of #HSfeminism
  • Amber Lewis (@amblewis): High school history, geography, and women’s & gender studies teacher.
  • Christina Jenkins (@jenksbyjenks): Design, cartography, pcomp, feminism, illustrated fiction, outdoor ed. I practice those things in http://www.roomfourzerotwo.com  at the NYC iSchool.
  • Anon Teacher (@AnonTeacher82): Natural gal. Child-free teacher. When I grow up, I want to be a #twitterstorian.
  • Dena Simmons (@DenaSimmons): Bronxite, Activist, Educator, Student, Diversity Trainer, Researcher on bullying with the goal of making schools & hospitals more inclusive and safer for all.

Leave recommendations for next week in the comments! We’re particularly interested in activists covering their work on the ground. And of course follow @feministing.


Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

Washington, DC

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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