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Entries from October 2009

Party tonight! And some press links

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Last night was the star-studded Girldrive reading at KGB Bar, with feminist badasses Kathleen Hanna, Michele Wallace, Carolee Schneemann, and Susan Bee, Emma’s mother, along with my good friend and actress Marianna McClellan (reading for Emma). It was truly a beautiful event, one that brought together many different generations of women and men. Video coming [...]

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Girldrive on Brian Lehrer TODAY!

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

From now until Sunday, I am in NYC doing book stuff–press, reading, party, it’s a full-ass weekend. Today I’m going to be on the Brian Lehrer show at approximately 11:20 a.m. EST. Be sure to tune into 93.9 or stream it !
I’m not gonna be posting all that much from now until Sunday, but I’ll [...]

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Drum roll please…Girldrive mini-trailers!

October 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The lovely and talented Lucy Radtke just finished a few more trailers for Girldrive! While the main trailer gives you a glimpse of the rush of the road, the ones below let you hear a few seconds of what the women in Girldrive had to say.
Here’s Erika:

Girldrive Mini-trailer #1–Redefine Feminism from Girldrive on Vimeo.
And Laurie:

Girldrive [...]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Girls with Drive

Real quick: Girldrive on!

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments

There is a great Girldrive Q&A on, complete with a photo gallery of some of the beautiful ladies we interviewed on our trip. Check it out. It’s pretty hilarious that they put the interview under the category of “celebrities,” but hey, I’ll take it.

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I like to post about extremely young feminists…

October 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Clearly. And here’s another heartwarming example. Lilith at Evil Slutopia had her 9-year-old daughter write a guest post about Swiffer’s sexist commercials, entitled “Stupid Sexist Swiffer”:
I think your commercials are totally sexist. There is no good reason why in all your commercials there is a girl cleaning the house with Swiffer. Why are there only [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · This Is Hilarious · Young Women in the Media

Shameless Wire

October 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Okay, okay, so this is technically Canada news, but I’m gonna post on it anyway since it sounds so fucking cool. Shameless Magazine, whose blog wrote about Girldrive back in the day, has a new journalism training program for teen girls in the works. They recruit 10 high-school-aged teens from the Toronto area and teach [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Young Women in the Media

Real quick: Radical Doula has a new look

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Check out 25-year-old Miriam Perez’s revamped blog, Radical Doula, whose new elements include a resource page and profiles page of the doulas featured on the site. This blog always makes me think, and does a good job of bridging “mom activism,” feminism, and young women (who, as I’ve said before, should really give a shit [...]

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Tags: Grass Routes · Young Women in the News

Some more early reviews!

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Just a little link roundup…so far, I’m heartened!
A starred review in Publisher’s Weekly!
Some good stuff on
A reflection on Colleen’s interview with me and Emma in Seattle, which be might one of the best interpretations of Girldrive I’ve read so far.
More soon, hopefully!

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Philly: Feminist bad-ass Thembi on HumpDay Holla

October 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

In the process of giving GD a shoutout, Girldrive interviewee Thembi Ford of What Would Thembi Do? clued me into her appearance on BlogTalkRadio, with Stef Renee, where she dropped knowledge on the upcoming movie “Precious” and the new (and hotly contested) documentary Good Hair, which premiered today in Philly.
Most of the show is devoted [...]

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John Mayer, you suck ass

October 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m sorry, I know this is slightly off-topic for Girldrive, given that I try to spotlight young women doing gutsy, feministy things. But seriously, John Mayer is an asshead. Read this New York Mag interview–I dare you to beg to differ. If this were me and I got talked to like this as a professional [...]

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