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Feministing is 10 years old!

Happy birthday to us!

Feministing turned 10 this Saturday, April 12, a real milestone for any website. We’re so old our first site was on Movable Type. We’re two years older than Twitter, and Facebook only beat us by a couple months. We can’t wait to start the 5th grade this fall!

Feministing’s come a long way in the last decade. Jessica and Vanessa Valenti originally founded the site because of a lack of spaces dedicated to young feminist voices. Since then, the feminist internet has grown into a political and social force to be reckoned with. And Feministing has evolved as well, from a scrappy web log to the most widely read feminist publication of all time with a large and diverse roster of brilliant ...

Happy birthday to us!

Feministing turned 10 this Saturday, April 12, a real milestone for any website. We’re so old our first site was on Movable Type. We’re two years older than Twitter, and Facebook only beat us by ...

Happy Birthday Suzanna!

Today is Suzanna’s birthday!

Suzanna Bobadilla is our new interviews contributor. She’s been posting great conversations, including ones with Samantha Geimer, author and the woman caught in the firestorm of the Polanski rape case, writer and organizer Suey Park, Senator Gretchen Whitmer, Sunny Clifford, the subject of Young Lakota, Anna Saini from The Red Umbrella Diaries, planetary scientist Sara Seager, Law and Order: SVU star Mariska Hargatay, and our former Executive Editor Samhita.

Suzanna’s also one of the badass organizers working to end campus sexual assault who have gotten the federal government, including the White House, to take action.

Here’s some fun facts about Suzanna: ...

Today is Suzanna’s birthday!

Suzanna Bobadilla is our new interviews contributor. She’s been posting great conversations, including ones with Samantha Geimer, author and the woman caught in the firestorm of the Polanski rape case, writer and ...

Happy Birthday Juliana!

Happy birthday to one of our newest contributors, Juliana Britto Schwartz!

A recent graduate of UC-Santa Cruz, Juliana had been writing about feminism, immigration, and Latin@ issues at her blog Latina Feminista for while before joining Feministing. In her time here, she’s offered a Latina feminist perspective on a range of issues, from immigration reform to SNL to beauty pageants, highlighted badass activists like Damiana Cavanha, and offered personal reflections on navigating her position as a mixed Latina in a world that likes its binaries.

Some things you might not know about Juliana: She was in an all-female classical choir in high school, then switched and joined an acapella ...

Happy birthday to one of our newest contributors, Juliana Britto Schwartz!

A recent graduate of UC-Santa Cruz, Juliana had been writing about feminism, immigration, and Latin@ issues at her blog Latina Feminista for while before ...

Happy birthday Samhita!

Happy birthday to our amazing Executive Editor, Samhita Mukhopadhyay!

In the nearly three years that I’ve known her, I’ve had more than a few moments of re-realizing how damn impressive Samhita is. The first time came shortly after I started writing for Feministing. I was actually initially brought on to guest blog while Samhita was taking a break from the site to finish writing her book, so  I hadn’t read that much of her work. Shortly after coming back to regular blogging, she dropped this meditation on veiling, global racism, colonialism, and transnational feminism. That was the first time I really got what an intellectual heavyweight Samhita is. I remember thinking, “This lady is smarter ...

Happy birthday to our amazing Executive Editor, Samhita Mukhopadhyay!

In the nearly three years that I’ve known her, I’ve had more than a few moments of re-realizing how damn impressive Samhita is. The first ...

Happy Birthday, Audre Lorde

Love is a word another kind of open—
As a diamond comes into a knot of flame
I am black because I come from the earth’s inside
Take my word for jewel in your open light.

(“Coal,” 1997)

The late activist, poet, novelist, and essayist Audre Lorde would have been 79 today. Celebrate her legacy by checking out her writing. You can find much of her poetry and prose online, and listening to recordings of her public readings is a real, radical, beautiful joy.

Love is a word another kind of open—
As a diamond comes into a knot of flame
I am black because I come from the earth’s inside
Take my word for jewel in your open ...

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Today is our girl Chloe’s birthday! Chloe joined the Feministing team in 2009 as our interviews contributor, creating the super popular Feministing Five series, which she’s now passed on to Anna. Since then, she’s moved over to the more general blogging side. A year and a half ago she joined the editorial team, where she’s worked on projects like bringing in our new batch of contributors (yay!) through So You Think You Can Blog.

Chloe’s also been doing big things away from the blog, including a ton of recent appearances on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Yeah, totally badass.

I can always count on Chloe to bum me out about my favorite rom coms like a good feminist, ...

Today is our girl Chloe’s birthday! Chloe joined the Feministing team in 2009 as our interviews contributor, creating the super popular Feministing Five series, which she’s now passed on to Anna. Since then, she’s moved ...

Happy Birthday Vanessa!

Today is Vanessa’s birthday, which means it’s our excuse to talk about how great she is. Yay!

I’ll be honest: Before I actually starting writing for Feministing, I didn’t fully appreciate just how valuable Vanessa is to making the site the wonderful blog–and community–it’s been since she and Jessica started it more than eight years ago. In part, that’s because, as managing editor, she does a whole lot of behind the scenes work that’s invisible–not only to all our readers but often even to us as contributors. Trust me, managing a group of passionate but busy bloggers is no easy task. And it’s not an exaggeration to say that, in no small part, you can thank for Vanessa for ...

Today is Vanessa’s birthday, which means it’s our excuse to talk about how great she is. Yay!

I’ll be honest: Before I actually starting writing for Feministing, I didn’t fully appreciate just how valuable Vanessa is to ...

Happy Birthday Lori!

Today is the birthday of one of my most favorite people in the world, Feministing’s own Lori.

One of the first times I hung out with Lori, at the beginning of our first Feministing retreat, was probably the most epic night of my life. A full accounting should never appear on the internet, but I can tell you a locked snow covered playground and inappropriate behavior at Brooklyn Bowl were involved. I knew then it was love.

Lori is a true visionary. Feministing’s Campus blog was her idea, and there’s some exciting projects in the works that she planted the seed for as well.

Lori is incredibly collaborative. Some of my favorite posts of hers were co-productions with other Feministing bloggers, like ...

Today is the birthday of one of my most favorite people in the world, Feministing’s own Lori.

One of the first times I hung out with Lori, at the beginning of our first Feministing retreat, was probably the ...

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