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.

New Haven, CT

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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