Articles | Posted by Julie Z on 06/14/2010

An Interview with Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt, a former teen mother, was the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood. She is currently an activist, author and leading expert in women’s rights, leadership and politics and blogs about these topics. She has a special passion for encouraging young people, through the media, to participate in the political process on behalf of their own rights and health.

It’s hard to believe that Gloria Feldt, accomplished activist and fearless leader for women’s rights, wasn’t born a radical feminist, ready to slash the patriarchy. In fact, until she was a young adult, Ms. Feldt was set on a more traditional path. A teen mother and young wife living in Texas, it wasn’t until she experienced sexism in her own life that she began to think about feminism.

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Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 06/24/2009

NCRW Conference & Blog

With things being so crazy with my internship at the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) I’ve decided to fill y’all in on the great work I’ve been doing there. 

Almost 2 weeks ago, the NCRW had a conference that featured many terrific panelists. One of the best ones in my opinion was the panel on Popular Culture and Gender Images. The panelists included Latoya Peterson from racialicious (I want to be her best friend),

 Dr. Laura Plybon of Girls Inc., Glennda Testone from the Women’s Media Center and Anne Zill of the Women’s Center for Ethics in Action. Topics of conversation ranged from the Rihanna/Chris Brown domestic violence case to the lack of marketing to black women in the video gaming world. Overall really engaging- Courtney Martin …

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