Senti Sojwal

Senti Sojwal is an India born, NYC bred writer, reproductive justice activist, and feminist organizer. She graduated with a BA from Hampshire College in Gender Studies & Politics and has written on feminist issues for Mic, Bustle, and What NOW, the blog of the National Organization for Women's NYC chapter. She is currently pursuing her MPH at NYU's College of Global Public Health and works as Communications Coordinator at Planned Parenthood of New York City. Senti loves 90s pop, a bold lip, and is always hunting for the perfectly spicy Bloody Mary. She lives in Brooklyn.

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The Feministing Five: Fat Activist Virgie Tovar

Legendary fat activist Virgie Tovar has long been on the front lines of our national conversation about fat discrimination and body image. She’s the author of the weekly Ravishly column Take the Cake, founder of Babecamp, an online course designed to help women break up with diet culture, and the creator of the #LoseHateNotWeight campaign. You can read her everywhere from Buzzfeed to the New York Times, and today her first book, personal essay collection You Have the Right to Remain Fat is out from the Feminist Press!

For this week’s Feministing Five, I had the supreme pleasure of catching up with Virgie to talk about the politics of fat activism, radical acceptance, decolonizing our minds, and more! Be sure to grab a copy of her latest must read and catch Virgie on Twitter @virgietovar.

Senti Sojwal: In your book, you write, “Silence is a very gendered and highly racialized tactic. It was the silence in the body positivity movement that allowed traction to be gained.” Can you talk about the political divides you see between the “fat activism” and “body positivity” movements, and the ways you have found the former to be a more productive force for collective liberation?

Virgie Tovar: Body Positivity has prevailed as ...

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Quick Hit: What Ireland Can Teach the US About Abortion

Over the weekend, Ireland voted to end their longtime abortion ban. What can American reproductive rights advocates learn from the Irish approach, and from the death of Savita Halappanavar, the woman whose story inspired so many Irish voters to overturn the ban? In a piece for the Huffington Post I argue that the answer might lie in articulating the connection between abortion access and maternal mortality.

Over the weekend, Ireland voted to end their longtime abortion ban. What can American reproductive rights advocates learn from the Irish approach, and from the death of Savita Halappanavar, the woman whose story inspired so many Irish ...

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The Feministing Five: Aditi Juneja

Aditi Juneja is a lawyer, activist, and writer who had the Internet buzzing last year with the release of the Resistance Manual, a crowd-sourced, non-partisan guide that aims to help people become more politically engaged. Currently, she’s the Communicator at Protect Democracy and was formerly the Excelsior Service Fellow with New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Fair and Equitable Housing Office.

Aditi Juneja is a lawyer, activist, and writer who had the Internet buzzing last year with the release of the Resistance Manual, a crowd-sourced, non-partisan ...

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The Feministing Five: Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is a queer artist, activist, freedom-fighter, and Black Lives Matter co-founder. Originally from Los Angeles, Patrisse is an NAACP History Maker and has received numerous awards for her activism and movement building, including being named a Civil Rights Leader for the 2st Century by the Los Angeles Times

Patrisse Cullors is a queer artist, activist, freedom-fighter, and Black Lives Matter co-founder. Originally from Los Angeles, Patrisse is an NAACP History Maker and has received numerous awards for her activism and ...

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The Feministing Five: Sady Doyle

Sady Doyle is a feminist journalist and author of Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear…and Why. In 2008, she founded the feminist blog Tiger Beatdown, and while writing there she led several successful social media awareness campaigns, including #MooreandMe and #MenCallMeThings, and won the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award in 2011. 

Sady Doyle is a feminist journalist and author of Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear…and Why. In 2008, she founded the feminist blog ...

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