Happy birthday, Dana!

Dana Bolger is an editor at this site and executive director of a national non-profit. She’s been published in the New York Times and has testified before the Senate and House. 

Oh, and on Saturday she turned 25.

Dana and Suzanna

Dana and Suzanna

Dana’s obviously super, super impressive, and I can’t wait to see what she does with her next 25 years. But I’m not just celebrating a quarter century of this girl on earth for her resume. I raise my glass to her unshakeable dedication to survivors of gender violence. To the handmade cards she sends to friends in need of a pick-me-up. To her monthly re-reading of The Argonauts. To her really great hair.

I’ve felt really lucky as Dana’s friend and colleague to benefit from her critical, empathetic thinking. Make sure not to miss Dana’s writing on conservative co-optation of anti-gender violence concerns to promote transphobia, gun violence, and criminalization; anniversaries of violence; media condescension to young feminists; student activism; misogynistic halloween costumes; and the erasure of dating violence survivors in public discussion of campus violence.

Wish Dana a happy birthday!

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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