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Entries from April 2010

Women in Politics: We are EMILY

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a pretty awesome video explaining EMILY’s List, the longstanding organization that helps women get involved in politics–and more importantly, get elected. The catch question–Who Is EMILY?–reveals that EMILY is strong, liberal, pro-choice, fearless, sexy, and an incarnation of your favorite ass-kicking pop culture icon. (“Feminist” doesn’t make the cut, but they pretty much […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

Real quick: The Guerrilla Girls TONIGHT at Bluestockings!

April 28th, 2010 · No Comments

This is kinda last minute, but if you’re free tonight, go to this networking event for theater artists, hosted by the Guerrilla Girls (a historic, badass group fighting gender discrimination in the arts, who will be guestblogging in May!): WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 WHERE: Bluestockings Radical Books, 172 Allen Street (btw. Stanton & Rivington) […]

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Guest blogger: Morgane

April 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Note: This is a guest post by Morgane Richardson on her amazing project, Refuse the Silence. Have a great idea for a guest post or series? Email me at As an undergraduate Woman of Color, I spent four years fighting for change within my college institution and had little time to think about my […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Guest Blogger

NYers: Go see “Recess” Wed-Sat!

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Politically charged performance artist and Girldrive lady Una Osato will be performing her multimedia one-woman show, Recess, in NYC Wednesday through Thursday. The show is directed by Moises Belizario and follows a group of 7-year-olds navigating their way through the NYC public school system. I got a chance to see the show a few months […]

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Your 2 Cents: Gabrielle

April 19th, 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. Gabrielle, 19: Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, to her former fashion-designer mother, currently an artist, student, and founder of The Stripped Project, a subversive art project about […]

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Tags: Southern Series · Your 2 Cents


April 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Check out this video on M.I.S.S., where I answer questions about Thelma and Louise, the problem feminism has with race, and Girldrive Part 2. And here’s me talking about Women Making History (this video is kind of big even on the smallest setting–sorry!): Also check out the interview I filled out on the website (one […]

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Tags: Generations · Girldrive News · Girls with Drive · Redefining Feminism · Roadtripping

Beyond “I’m not a feminist, but…”

April 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Womanist Musings’ Renee Martin has written a fantastic article in the Guardian, in response to Chloe Angyal’s “I’m Not a Feminist, But” article (which channeled this and this). Renee’s piece is about why she consciously identifies as womanist, not feminist, and it really echoes a lot of what WOC in Girldrive had to say. I’ve […]

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Tags: Redefining Feminism

Things I wish I could write about…

April 10th, 2010 · No Comments

…but other things have been kicking my ass. So here are some young feministy links to tide you over until next week: Girldrive lady Tecla just came out with a new album! It’s free, but not for long, so don’t sleep. More on that soon. Amanda Hess of The Sexist writes a chilling investigative piece […]

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Visual Silencing: Italian Women’s Identities and Visual Culture

April 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Note: This is guest blogger Lachrista’s third guest post. Have a great idea for a guest series? Email me at During my undergraduate career, I had been actively interested in American visual culture and its affects on American women’s identities. The issue of visual culture’s influence on identity was always a contentious one for […]

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Tags: Guest Blogger · Young Women in the Media