Bring Feministing to your campus this semester! Some of your favorite Feministing writers speak on college campuses and at organizations – find out more about our individual speakers below…
Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, speaker and technologist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Executive Editor here at Feministing and is the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. Mukhopadhyay is also co-host of the podcast Opinionated on Citizen Radio. She has written for multiple outlets including GOOD Magazine, The Nation, The American Prospect, Alternet and the Guardian UK. She has been profiled in The Globe and Mail, The Rumpus, Salon, India Currents Magazine, Nirali Magazine, Brown Girl Magazine, Rabble.ca and on Alternet. Mukhopadhyay is a sought after speaker, regularly lecturing at colleges and universities and at conferences about race, politics, technology, sexuality and feminism. For more information, check out her website.
Vanessa Valenti is New York-born and based blogger, speaker and online strategist. She is the co-founder and Managing Editor of Feministing. She is also a co-founder and partner of Valenti Martin Media, which she founded with Feministing Editor Emeritus Courtney Martin. For the last decade, Vanessa has been involved with grassroots initiatives, major national organizations, political campaigns and academic institutions with the goal of evangelizing online activism as a tool for social change. She has spoken at universities, colleges, conferences and organizations across the country and internationally about Feministing’s journey and how social media has shifted the landscape for the feminist movement. For more information about Vanessa’s work and for speaking requests, you can visit her website.
Chloe Angyal joined the Feministing team in August 2009 and has been an Editor since May 2011. She blogs mostly about politics, pop culture, and body image. Her writing has been published in The LA Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Jezebel, Slate, Salon, GOOD Magazine, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and covers a range of topics, including sexual assault prevention, women in politics and reproductive rights. Chloe is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; she is currently writing her doctoral thesis about how the genre depicts gender, sex and love, and is working on a book on the same subject. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Chloe moved to the US in 2005 and to New York City in 2009. In her spare time, she reads, runs, listens to truly terrible pop music, and preaches the gospel of Tim Tams.
Jos Truitt is a Boston native and recent transplant to San Francisco. She joined the Feministing team in July 2009 and became an Editor in August 2011. She blogs about a range of topics including transgender issues and abortion access. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she was the Student Conference Coordinator for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has also written for Bilerico, RH Reality Check, and Metro Weekly. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos is currently pursuing an MFA in Printmaking at San Francisco Art Institute.
Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate for women’s health and rights both domestically and internationally. She currently works at the United Nations Foundation on the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child effort to mobilize and intensify global action around women’s and children’s health. Previously, she worked at the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) and in the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, where she lent support to a U.S. tour that raised awareness about the obstruction of access to legal abortion after rape in Mexico. Lori holds a BA in Social Studies from Harvard University. Click here to follow Lori on Twitter.
Maya Dusenbery joined the Feministing crew in fall of 2010 and became an editor in summer 2012. A Minnesota native, she studied political science at Carleton College and then fought the good fight for reproductive rights in New York City for a few years, where she worked as a communications assistant at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health. She likes blogging about sex, abortion, transnational feminism, her favorite TV shows, and more. Maya recently moved to the Bay Area and is currently an editorial fellow at Mother Jones magazine.
Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer for Feministing, as well as The New York Daily News, theGrio.com, and EBONY.com. She writes about national politics, candidates, and specific policy and culture issues including domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality. She has consulted with the United States Department of State to promote the use of social media by students in the West Bank. She was recently featured in the New York Times as a political twitter voice to follow during this election season. Her writing has also appeared in JET Magazine, on CNN.com, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, TheRoot.com Salon.com, and RawStory.com. She is also a weekly guest and fill in host for Make It Plain with Mark Thompson on Sirius XM Left and democratic commentator on Fox News. She can be contacted here.
Anna Sterling is a San Francisco Bay Area-bred blogger and journalist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where she studied Political Science and Women’s Studies. After years of being an avid reader of Feministing, Anna was hired on as the Community Moderator. She quickly moved up to become a contributor and now has a weekly column on the site, The Feministing Five. She’s interviewed grassroots organizers, activists and public figures like Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Anita Hill and Lilly Ledbetter. The intersection of race, gender and popular culture is what she enjoys writing about the most. She currently lives in San Francisco.
Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain .Katie is currently editing her next documentary, Another Camp Is Possible, about Camp Kinderland (where Katie went, and her mother and grandmother worked) and their “Peace Olympics,” the camp’s non-violent and socially conscious alternative to Color Wars.