Happy birthday, Vero!

Guess what? Today is our wonderful columnist Verónica Bayetti Flores’s birthday!

veroAs you can probably tell from her writing, Vero is an expert on immigration, reproductive justice (she’s on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds), police violence, and support for LGBTQ youth of color. She’s also a world-class connoisseur of feminist music, which she shares with us all through this site’s “Feministing Jamz” column. My favorite playlist is still her picks for a Feministing party two years ago.

Personally, I know that I’ve learned so much from her unapologetic femme pride. I’ve loved her articles on the politics of self-presentation and on the importance of celebrating traditionally feminine art forme. She’s really pushed me to take care never to denigrate femininity in the quest to disrupt gender norms, and I’m grateful for that.

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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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