Meet the live-bloggers

Be sure to join us live on Tuesday, Dec 28th, at 11:30pm!

Lynn Harris is an award-winning journalist who writes about gender, reproductive justice, sexual health, and pop culture, sometimes all at once. She is co-creator of the award-winning website BreakupGirl.net and author of, most recently, the comic novel Death By Chick Lit. She is also public relations director for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Visit her at lynnharris.net or follow her at twitter.com/harrislynn.

Jamia Wilson is vice president of programs at Women’s Media Center, after serving in several roles related to youth leadership development, reproductive justice, grassroots organizing, and communications. After growing up as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia, Jamia Wilson graduated from American University in 2002. In 2009, Jamia received her M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University, where she focused on research and writing inspired by critical race theory and gender studies.  Jamia humbly reveres the sublime presence of the creator in all things, people, ideas, and essences. She is a proud member of the REVEAL: The Next Generation of Feminine Spirituality Board of Directors.

Shelby Knox is nationally known as the subject of the Sundance award-winning film, The Education of Shelby Knox, a 2005 documentary chronicling her teenage activism for comprehensive sex education and gay rights in her Southern Baptist community. Now a semi-adult and full-fledged feminist organizer, Shelby travels across the country doing trainings, workshops and civil disobedience in the name of reproductive justice and sexual health.  She’s written for Jezebel, Feministe, RH Reality Check, and blogs regularly at The Ms. Education of Shelby Knox. She was recently lauded as ‘The Next Gloria Steinem’ by Marie Claire and is one of Forbes 20 Most Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter. Shelby lives in New York City, where she is working on a book about the fourth wave of feminist activism.

Steph Herold is a reproductive justice activist who has worked in direct service abortion care and reproductive health advocacy. She founded the website IAmDrTiller.com to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Tiller and honor the stories of abortion providers. She also founded the blog AbortionGang.org as a space for young people in the reproductive justice movement. She tweets from the handle @IAmDrTiller and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and hopes to pursue an MPH in the future.

Jessica Valenti – called the “poster girl for third-wave feminism” by Salon – is the author of three books: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, and The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women which is being made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation.  She is the editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009.  Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review calls “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.”

Be sure to join us live on Tuesday, Dec 28th, at 11:30pm!