Announcing Our Newest Alumnae Bloggers!
These bloggers have graduated our Feminist Camps, eager to update us all on the work they’ve been doing since becoming alum. Each guest blogger has been asked to write three posts for Fall/Winter 2014, and we’re so excited to see what they have to say!
Their bios are listed after the break.
SoapVOX’s Fall/Winter 2014 Alumnae Guest Bloggers
Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer is a feminist activist, blogger and mother. Her passions include building the self-esteem and confidence of women and girls especially around body image, empowering them to pursue their dreams and goals, promoting a more positive portrayal of women in the media and pop culture, analyzing and challenging gender roles and stereotypes, and working toward gender equality and social justice. She puts a lot of thought, care and energy into raising her two boys to be good men which you can read about at GrrrlWithBoys.blogspot.com. You can also see her full bio as a Soapbox, Inc. speaker here.
Lauren Kaufmann is a graduate student at the London School of Economics, studying for an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation. Lauren has conducted research for the Penn Women’s Center’s director Felicity Paxton, along with PWC’s communications and outreach. As a rising undergraduate sophomore, Lauren attended Feminist Summer Camp in summer 2011 and become increasingly dedicated to women’s issues both on campus and beyond following that empowering, paradigm-shifting experience.
Katie Livingstone is a feminist writer and activist who uses any tools available, most recently the written word and photography, to expand people’s understanding of today’s complex and unequal world. Katie graduated with a BA in Political Science and Italian Studies from Wellesley College and recently received an MA in Gender Studies from Central European University. Katie’s first article based on her MA thesis will be published in a peer-reviewed journal about sociological law at the end of this year. Beginning later this month, Katie will embark on a Fulbright grant to conduct research on women in Albania, where she will ultimately open educational and social safe spaces to foster better social inclusion of girls and women in society.
Hanna Lustig is a glasses-wearing, Tina Fey-admiring, vegetarian student journalist attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville– product of a union between an older Jewish man marrying a younger Catholic woman somewhere in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hanna may be addicted to hummus and is, of course, a Feminist Camp alumnae.
Maria Di Scala is a secondary Social Studies teacher at a private girls’ school in Montreal. Having studied school-based eating disorder prevention for her MEd degree in Educational Psychology, she is currently implementing an eating disorder prevention program at her school, as well as a women’s studies course in the senior grades. She was born with a passion for women’s studies and a desire to improve the situation for girls and women; consequently, she is an advocate for the mandatory incorporation of women and gender studies in the high school curriculum. Maria enjoys spinning and writing in her spare time. She loves to travel and is enjoying her journey along the path of mindfulness.
Look out for these alumnae’s posts in the coming months!
Note: All SoapVOX blog articles are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily represent the views and values of Soapbox, Inc. and affiliates.