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Entries from January 2008

Update: GIRLdrive is in Chicago!

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

We are taking a semi-hiatus in Chicago, grouping all our material together and taking weekend trips around the area. Look out for snippets of our Madison/Milwaukee trip soon. –Nona and Emma

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New York City: MICHELE

January 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Michele Wallace: New York-born feminist, author, cultural critic, professor of English at City College and the CUNY graduate center. “College is a major agent of dissemination for feminist ideas. When I was a teenager, I saw a lot of activity in terms of feminism with my mother [artist Faith Ringgold] and activists in New York, […]

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New York City: SHARYN

January 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Sharyn: 28, native of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, bartender, graphic design student, former punk. Isn’t sure what feminism means, “but do I support women’s rights, do I feel empowered? Definitely.” “I come from a really traditional family…my mother’s family is from Israel and my father’s side, they’re all Moroccan. Since I was a child, it has […]

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New York City: PIA

January 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Pia: 25, raised in Crown Heights, dancer, choreographer, dance studio manager, afterschool teacher. Wouldn’t consider herself a feminist. “The first step to getting racial equality in an American patriarchal society is getting some perks for your men, and then hoping that your men are going to turn around and try to get some perks for […]

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New York City: MEHIKO

January 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Mehiko: 23, one of the few non-Hasidic Williamsburg natives, born in Japan, law student at CUNY Law School, feminist. “I would definitely like to see more girls involved in sports. I just think that athletics is a really important part of growing up, and I think it instills values you can’t get anywhere else…Even now, […]

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New York City: ANOTHER JESSICA

January 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Jessica: 23, lifelong Brooklynite, stay-at-home-mom to Olivia, her 4-year-old daughter, aspiring illustrator or interior designer, feminist. “Since I have a daughter, I’m really aware of the media and how it degrades women. It starts from a really young age. Like those Bratz Dolls—Olivia doesn’t have any of those, thank god—but they look like strippers. Even […]

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