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Sex advice from the heartland: Midwest Teen Sex Show

November 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Cross-posted at Sadie Magazine

If you know me at all, you’re aware that abstinence-only sex education, or even preachy abstinence-plus sex education, is a huge pet peeve of mine. I’ve always been boggled by how much information about sex our culture witholds from teenagers, exactly when it’s needed most—when they’re becoming newly independent, curious, and sexual. [...]

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Tags: Grass Routes · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the Media

Honolulu, HI: Girl Fest

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

For obvious reasons, Emma and I didn’t hit up Hawaii on our cross-country adventure. So I figured I’d give it a lil’ love right now. Girl Fest Hawaii fights against violence against women during a week-long extravaganza of art, music, and workshops. In Girl Fest’s own words, their mission is to “change peer culture…through education, [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

You’ll have to excuse me

November 4th, 2009 · No Comments

…for a few more days. I haven’t had one millisecond to blog about anything intelligent. I do have some plans in the works, like a whole week of spotlighting young female activists/feminists in the South. And in the meantime, I can keep feeding you Girldrive-worthy links:
Judy Berman at Broadsheet discusses how race, weight, and body [...]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

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

Maryland Heights, MS: the rise of women farmers

October 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Girldrive interviewee and smarty-pants founder of Dorothee Royal-Hedinger highlights the role of women in agriculture this week. She interviews Leigh Adcock, the executive director of the Women, Food & Agriculture Network, at Farm Aid 2009 in Maryland Heights, MS. They chat about how women own roughly half of the farmland in the U.S. (or [...]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

New York City: Ladies Leaders Lovers

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Girldrive interviewee, accomplished jewelry maker, social activist, and my BFF Sadye Vassil, along with Chelsea Smith and Zoila Sylvester are having their first Ladies Leaders Lovers event this weekend in NYC.
Ladies Leaders Lovers is definitely Girldrive-ish: it’s “dedicated to building a multi-functioning network of diverse professional women. One event at a time.” The series is [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

(More) women on the road…

September 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Been spending lots of time on Feministe, ’specially since I’ve been guest-blogging there since Monday. Emily Sullivan from Equal Writes has an interesting piece up about bikeriding across the country both with her female friend and alone. An excerpt:
Trading stories with other bike tourists made it obvious to me that my adventure was quite different. [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Roadtripping

Chicago: FUFAration and generations

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

FUFAration, Female United For Action’s study circle for 20-something women and genderqueers, really knows what’s good with intergenerational connection. In honor of Jane Addams’ birthday, which will be celebrated tonight at the Hull-House Museum in Chicago, they are reading a speech given by the keynote speaker of the event and veteran anti-racist activist and feminist [...]

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

New Orleans: Women With A Vision

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments

In honor of Obama’s Congressional speech on health care tonight, I’m putting the spotlight on the NOLA-based Women With A Vision. WWAV is a health education organization dedicating to promoting wellness for women, particularly young women and girls of color. The organization has workshops on grassroots organizing, queer political history in New Orleans, Safer Sex [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes