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Entries from January 2010

Road trip tips (and more Girldrive links)

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Sadie Magazine (an awesome online magazine for young women, in the vein of Sassy) has a great piece on road trips by Kristin Ito–a must-read when preparing for your own road trip. Kristin also recently interviewed me about Girldrive. If you still have lingering questions about the book and project, check this interview out; it’s […]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Roadtripping

New York: Premiere of “Off and Running” Friday

January 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A friend tipped me off to this new independent film that’s premiering at the IFC Center in New York tomorrow. It’s about a young adopted African American girl with white Jewish lesbian parents who decides to contact her birth mother. It explores lots of intertwining identities–all through the lens of a young woman–and it’s directed […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Young Women in the Media

TV and abortion: some good news and bad news…

January 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’ve never forgiven television’s hesitance to shy away from the word “abortion.” Whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, it’s a reality, it’s an issue a lot of people care about…and it’s not like women are going to go rush out and have an abortion just because they hear the actual word and not some “shmashmortion” substitute. […]

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Tags: Young Women in the Media

Back! And plans for 2010

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Soooo yeah, I couldn’t quite make it in Brazil in terms of posting…wow did I need that vacation. Also, the internet wasn’t at my beck and call. Ahh, the days without a Blackberry…. Anyway, I will write a real post tomorrow, but I wanted to tell everyone my plan for 2010: Guest-bloggers. Lots of them. […]

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Tags: Girldrive News

Brazilian vacay time!

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

I won’t be posting much at all until January 25, when I get back from chilling in Salvador Brazil! I spent some time there in 2007 and loved it so much that I’m back for more. BUT I’ll have internet there, so I’ll probably put up a few posts–maybe some Brazilian feminist perspectives!

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Tags: Girldrive News · Roadtripping

Your 2 Cents: Annie

January 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Note: I frequently feature readers’ answers to one or more of the questions Emma and I asked on our road trip. Find out how to submit here. This entry features an L.A. lady in honor of my appearance today on KPFK radio at 7:30 p.m. PST! Tune into 90.7 FM or stream here. Annie: 22, […]

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Tags: Your 2 Cents

Your daily fill of Aronowitz family radio

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments

I will be on Pacifica KPFK tomorrow at around 7:30 p.m. PST, talking about Girldrive on the station’s Feminist Magazine show. This is my first specifically West Coast engagement–hopefully there will be more with my Bay Area Girldrive readings coming up! Be sure to tune into 90.7 FM tomorrow or stream here. Also, I don’t […]

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Tags: Generations · Girldrive News · Grass Routes

Q & A with Heather Corinna, pro-sex feminist and activist

January 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Continuing with my sex ed series (which I didn’t realize I was doing, but I guess I am!), may I present a convo I recently had with the pro-sex feminist bad-ass, Heather Corinna. Heather is the thirtysomething director of Scarleteen, the most popular sex-ed web resource for teens, a veteran feminist activist and author of […]

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Sex Ed Series · Stop chastising young people

Girldrive on Womanist Musings

January 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Even though Emma and I were always hyper-aware of interviewing a diverse cross-section of women for Girldrive, so far I’ve noticed that the feminist press covering the book has appeared on relatively mainstream spaces. So I was glad when I got a chance to talk with Renee from Womanist Musings and Monica from TransGriot last […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Redefining Feminism