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Feministing is turning 12 soon!

Feministing will turn 12 on April 12, just under a month away. While we’re a site for young feminists, that makes us pretty old in internet years – two years older than Twitter, in fact!

Feministing has come a long way in 12 years, from one of a few upstart feminist blogs in a media landscape seriously lacking in young feminist voices, to a publication whose writers have gone on to be leading book authors, publication editors, TV news commentators, and even campaign staffers. Over 12 years, our mission of uplifting young feminist voices has reshaped the media landscape. And all while the site was still in grammar school.

Feministing needs your help to start middle school in style, well supplied with a badass crew of young writers continuing to push media and feminism forward. We were an unfunded labor of love for a decade, something that doesn’t work with our continually growing diverse crew of writers. We are prioritizing uplifting the voices of marginalized writers who speak to issues that badly need to be heard, and we need funding to do this work. Right now Feministing is primarily relying on reader fundraising to pay our crew stipends, which we’re trying to grow into real paychecks. Even though we’re working on acquiring funding from major donors and foundations, in our ideal world Feministing is primarily supported by you, our readers – you’re who we want to be answerable to for what we publish.

But in order to pay our crew adequately, we need to be bringing in a lot more funding. That’s why I’m asking you to donate $12 to Feministing in honor of the 12 years of content the site has provided. You can make a one time donation or sign up for a monthly donation of $12 (and of course we’ll take more if you’re able!).

Your donation supports impactful feminist content that is moving our movements forward. We’re always talking about where we as a crew see gaps or problems in coverage of broadly feminist issues, from immigration to abortion access to trans rights and beyond. In the past year our young writers have sparked a conversation about good sex that goes beyond the limits of consent discourse. As we work to expand our international coverage, Juliana Britto Schwartz has written about indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas and Reina Gattuso has reported on the current student protest movement and government crackdown in India.

We want to continue exploring under-reported issues and uplifting voices that have been marginalized in feminism and the media at large, but we need your help to do that. Can you donate $12 for Feministing’s 12th?

Thank you!


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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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