Lori Adelman

Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Posts Written by Lori

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A Black Feminist Roundtable on bell hooks, Beyoncé, and “Moving Beyond Pain”

Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade is one of my favorite new pieces of art for many reasons — not the least of which for the conversation it started, especially among black women, about feminism, liberation, pain, anger, vulnerability, and black love. So when the email arrived from Melissa Harris-Perry wondering whether Feministing could host a cross-generational conversation with brilliant feminists of color like Jamilah Lemieux, Joy-Ann Reid, and more about bell hooks’ recent blog post on Lemonade, I knew right away what my answer would be. 

Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade is one of my favorite new pieces of art for many reasons — not the least of which for the conversation it started, especially among black women, about ...

Save the date Giving Tuesday December 1

This #GivingTuesday help turn feminism’s ‘moment’ into a sustainable movement

Feminism is having something of a moment. Beyonce’s in. So is Emma Thompson. And while I’m thrilled to see feminist values reach a wider audience, I also worry that with such popularity come real pitfalls and challenges.

Feminism is having something of a moment. Beyonce’s in. So is Emma Thompson. And while I’m thrilled to see feminist values reach a wider audience, I also worry that with such popularity come real pitfalls and ...

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