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My first attempt at wonkiness

April 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Girldrive readers know I usually don’t go the wonk route…I’m usually much more interested in “regular” people and their stories. But I’ve been dying to write about the recent slew of female and minority Republicans making headway in GOP politics by separating the personal from the political. And I FINALLY did it, in the American […]

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Fighting with your body

February 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Last night, I was having dinner with a friend, and we were discussing the many many bills that have recently been chipping away at abortion rights. There are the recent House bills–which, unlike a lot of abortion-rights-bending, would be federal law. The “forcible rape” language was taken out due to some public ridicule by our […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Politics

Happy New Year!

January 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Well hello there. Please excuse the long hiatus…I’ve been traveling the country for all kinds of reasons (which is what a Girldriver does best, so yall shouldn’t be that mad!). First, a Nona update: I’m still at WNYC, doing some work for their music talk show, Soundcheck. And I don’t mind telling you I’ve already […]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Politics · Roadtripping

What I’ve been working on all these weeks…

November 4th, 2010 · No Comments

The election results are in, and we’ve been following the process every step of the way. Here are the 3 hours we put together from our journey: a documentary from our road trip to Florida, another one from Arizona, and our live show at WNYC’s The Greene Space the day after the elections. Florida: Race, […]

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Tags: Politics · Roadtripping

Dispatches from Pop + Politics: Is home ownership still the American Dream?

October 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Note: Yes, I’m cheating on Girldrive with another road trip. For the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging on and off at Pop + Politics, the site for our series on the midterm elections. Cross-posted at Pop + Politics Housing has been on this journalist’s mind lately. I just moved back to New York City […]

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Tags: Grass Routes · Politics · Roadtripping

One Nation: pre-party on Thursday!

September 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Has everyone heard of One Nation, the march on October 2 that plans to bring progressive, lefty-thinking people from across the country together in one place? Well, if not, kindly carve out space in your schedule for it. And read up on the march while you’re at it. It’s going to encompass a lot of […]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Grass Routes · Politics

Now for (another) road trip…

August 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Just wanted to let all Girldrivers know about the incredibly exciting, much-needed project I’ll be working on for the next few months. The project is the brainchild of Farai Chideya, an accomplished journalist, author of several books, and innovative mediamaker, who got American Public Media and WNYC to partner with her on a multimedia radio […]

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Tags: Politics · Roadtripping

Feminism and Anti-capitalism: A Love Story

August 3rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Cross-posted at Feministe This past Saturday, I participated in Chicago’s Bughouse Square Debates, an annual event where authors, thinkers, and activists stand on literal soapboxes and, amid heckling crowds, argue a point in 15 minutes. My topic was, “Is there such a thing as a conservative feminist?” tied to Sarah Palin’s heartsinking claiming of the […]

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Tags: Politics · Redefining Feminism

Real quick: Politics and love

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Shameless self-promotion: check out this little essay I wrote for The Frisky about–briefly!– dating a conservative dude, and whether I could ever ignore politics for love (or even friendship). I consider myself one of the most liberal people I know, and politics rile me up like nothing else–but ever since Girldrive, and especially lately, I […]

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I wanna be like Maddow when I grow up.

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments

This isn’t usually the type of thing I post on Girldrive, but this is one of the best Rachel Maddow takedowns I have ever seen. Plus, this is my only blog and therefore my only place to post things like this, so deal with it. This segment came on the heels of Maddow’s 20-minute interview […]

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Tags: Politics