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  • Anna commented on the blog post Quick hit: Laurie Penny on confronting structural violence   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    And don’t forget to read the Feministing Five interview we did with her! http://feministing.com/2012/10/06/the-feministing-five-laurie-penny/

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Ashley Sabin   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail What goes on behind the scenes in the world of modeling? What’s behind the facade of beautiful photographs and expensive clothes? Ashley Sabin, co-director of the documentary Girl Model , attempts to answer just that. The documentary follows the story of a young girl named Nadya, scouted in her Siberian countryside and brought to the bustling world of [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Krystal Ball   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    ThumbnailKrystal Ball is someone that we can all learn from. At 29, she ran for Congress in Virgina’s first district. She would have been the youngest woman to serve in Congress ever, if elected. She didn’t win though. During her election, she faced a sexist smear campaign by her opponents on the right who leaked salacious college [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Akiba Solomon   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThis past February, Colorlines announced Akiba Solomon as its new managing editor . And it’s no surprise. She’s been writing about race and gender for years now. She spent the early part of her years at print magazines like The Source and Essence. She eventually made her way to online journalism (and candidly speaks with me about how this switch sometimes isn’t a [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Kate Bornstein   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    ThumbnailKate Bornstein is a queer and pleasant danger , and her time is coming! Really. To expand on that perfectly succinct bio though, she wears many hats including author, playwright and performance artist. Her books include Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws , Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us”; “My Gender [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Renee Bracey Sherman   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailRenee Bracey Sherman is an activist from Chicago, Illinois. While studying economics and sociology at Northeastern Illinois University, she found her passion working to break down barriers of multiple oppressions that people face each day through story sharing. Renee identifies as a biracial queer ally and found that discussing her own abortion experience and identities has helped to build conversations [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Zerlina Maxwell   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Zerlina smiling for Hannity Two weeks ago, Zerlina was on the Sean Hannity show to talk women, guns and rape. If you’ve been following this blog , or her Twitter , or watching cable news in general, then you’ve almost certainly heard about her appearance. The premise of the segment was that all women should have the right to own [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Bonnie McFarlane   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Bonnie McFarlane, pondering over the “women aren’t funny” debate It’s 2013 yet the ever-pervasive myth that women aren’t funny persists. Men like the late Christopher Hitchens, who wrote the piece ” Why Women Aren’t Funny ” in Vanity Fair , and comedian Adam Carolla (if you could call what he does comedy) have ensured that this absurd notion has [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Melissa Silverstein and Kathryn Kolbert   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Melissa Silverstein (left) & Kathryn Kolbert (right) Melissa Silverstein and Kathryn Kolbert are co-founders of the Athena Film Festival taking place this weekend at Barnard College in New York. Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood , and Kolbert is director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies . We’ve partnered with the festival for two [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Olivia Joy Stinson   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Olivia Joy Stinson is the founder of PEN Pals Book Club for Children of Incarcerated Parents. Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Olivia Joy Stinson saw a high number of children of incarcerated parents around her and recognized a need to engage with them. Combining her love of reading and passion for service, Olivia founded [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Jax Jackson   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Jax Jackson In 2010, Tyler Clementi was a freshman at Rutgers University. After his roommate secretly recorded him kissing another man in their dorm room, Clementi jumped to his fate off of George Washington Bridge. It’s a story we should never forget and, unfortunately, one of many cases in which bullying and anti-LGBT sentiment has [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Reshma Saujani   1 year, 6 months ago · View

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    Reshma Saujani, smiling for MAKERS

    “We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code , an organization helping girls in low-income neighborhoods succeed in technology and engineering. She was also the first Indian-American woman to run [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: 2012 round up   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIt’s a new year. Out with the old, in with the new. I’ve been running this column since 2011 and I’ve interviewed feminists all around the world, young and old, famous and unknown. Before we dive into another year of awe-inspiring feminist profiles, let’s recap some of the gems from 2012, just in case you missed [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Sesali Bowen   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Sesali, fearlessly staring down the patriarchy Sesali Bowen is the training director for United States Student Association, a progressive non-profit that fights for and organizes students across the country. She’s also one of our newest contributors from our So You Think You Can Blog contest. She wrote about being fat and visible at the intersections , what we can [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Amy S. Choi   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Amy S. Choi, a happy feminist Amy S. Choi is a freelance journalist based out of Brooklyn, NY and one of three winners in our So You Think You Can Blog contest. Her work has appeared in BusinessWeek, Women’s Wear Daily, The Philadelphia City Paper, Time Out New York, and The Wall Street Journal, to name [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Alexandra Brodsky   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Alexandra, breaking down sexism, one blogpost at a time Alexandra Brodsky is one of our newest contributors to the site. She’s one out of three winners in our first ever blogging contest– So You Think You Can Blog. She recently graduated from Yale and started work at a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Zambia.  We’re pretty big [...]

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Emily Heller   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail And they said feminists have no sense of humor! Whoever started the rumor clearly hasn’t seen Emily Heller perform. A New York transplant from San Francisco, Emily now brings her specific brand of funny to the East Coast. And as the warmup comic for W. Kamau Bell’s show on FX, she now joins the ranks [...]

  • Anna commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Ashleyanne Krigbaum   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Wow, that’s amazing! I’m glad you enjoyed that bit of information as well! I strive to feature women from all backgrounds in my column.

  • Anna commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Ashleyanne Krigbaum   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    That’s so great! Glad to hear of the connection, katherine!

  • Anna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Ashleyanne Krigbaum   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Ashleyanne Krigbaum wants to make you dance. An all-vinyl DJ, she specializes in 1960s soul rarities with an emphasis on girl groups like The Velvettes and the Marvelettes.  Songs with rich oral histories are the ones that attract her the most, particularly the ones where girl groups lament on the small to big things in [...]

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