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Happy birthday, Juliana and Syreeta!

Today is just a big party over here at Feministing. We’re celebrating Juliana and Syreeta‘s shared birthday — and feeling so lucky to have them on the team.

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 2.26.12 PMSyreeta joined the team in 2012 and is also the editor of Union Station Mag, a contributing columnist at the Guardian, a poet and photographer, and — in her spare time — a professor. One of the many reasons I love Syreeta’s work is the way she builds from her academic background to comment on lived experiences in an accessible, moving way. She also writes about that divide, acknowledging the ways that theory and literature have been important to many feminists’ political development just as the academy has simultaneously erased our lives and voices: Syreeta’s piece “In which I share my entry point to feminist thought” is one of my favorites the site has published.

julianaJuliana, who also writes Latina Feminsta, started writing for Feministing in 2013. Her writing focuses on Latina feminism, including a lot of important coverage of immigration as a women’s issue. Juliana’s knowledge is encyclopedic and she’s always on top of the news, so I’m so grateful that she’s willing to break it down for the of us (if you haven’t read her recent piece on reasons to end immigrant detention, do so right now). Juliana is also one of the warmest and most supportive members of our team — and her Instagram game is really, really on point.

Head on over to Twitter to wish Syreeta and Juliana a happy birthday.

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at 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.

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