Verónica Bayetti Flores

Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Posts Written by Verónica

Alynda Segarra shot from below, playing guitar onstage in front of a microphone.

Feministing Jamz: Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

If you are not familiar with Hurray for the Riff Raff, the time to catch up is now. Breathing new life into the American folk tradition, the Bronx-bred, New Orleans-based Alynda Lee Segarra — the woman behind Hurray for the Riff Raff — writes music celebrating, about, and for anyone who might be considered the “riff raff.”

If you are not familiar with Hurray for the Riff Raff, the time to catch up is now. Breathing new life into the American folk tradition, the Bronx-bred, New Orleans-based Alynda Lee Segarra — the woman behind ...

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Feministing Jamz video of the week: The Body Electric by Hurray for the Riff Raff

In another case of a video which should have made the best of 2014 list but came out shortly after the list was published, we have “The Body Electric” by Hurray For The Riff Raff. The video and song, which tackle racist, gendered, and transmisogynist violence — while managing to be gorgeous at the same time — shook me to my core.

In another case of a video which should have made the best of 2014 list but came out shortly after the list was published, we have “The Body Electric” by Hurray For The ...

Black women with hands raised in fists, cell phones up documenting protests, holding signs. The woman in the center is a femme in bold red lips.

Women at the forefront of #BlackLivesMatter protests

If you’ve been paying attention to who’s been behind the scenes of much of the action in the aftermath of the extrajudicial murders of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, you might have noticed that Black women are at the forefront of the movement. 

If you’ve been paying attention to who’s been behind the scenes of much of the action in the aftermath of the extrajudicial murders of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, you might have noticed that Black women are ...

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Fashion and Feminism: Taja Lindley of Colored Girls Hustle

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how misogynist that was, how deeply the devaluation of the artistic elements of fashion is actually due to its proximity to the feminine.

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how ...

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