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922739_10201327261406188_1341526052_nMaureen Shaw, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

An unapologetic feminist and human rights enthusiast, Maureen has dedicated the better part of the past decade to volunteering and working with NGOs and non-profits, and writing about feminist and human rights issues. In addition to sherights, her work has been featured on The Huffington PostMic.comWomen Under SiegeFeministing, Jezebel, Fem2.0 and FeministsForChoice.com. She is a huge fan of snark, all things chocolate and traveling. You can follow Maureen on Twitter at @MaureenShaw.

LMF Photo Nov 2013Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Editor

By day, Lindsay is an irreverent feminist, youth activist and advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights. By night, she is a fierce knitter, blogger and Pinterest addict. Lindsay’s work has taken her all over the world — from Ethiopia to India, South Africa, Mali, Mexico, Canada, China, Austria, Malaysia, Bali and Thailand — exposing her to varying realities of women’s experiences on the ground. Catch her on Twitter at @lindsmf.

MAMaureen Ahmed, Contributor

A born and bred New Yorker, Maureen is a social justice enthusiast who has primarily worked to level the playing field for communities of color over the last decade.  A fierce ball of energy, she hopes to promote intersectionality within the feminist movement through her writings, advocacy and everyday life.  An avid harem pants dweller and Thai food engulfer, Maureen can be caught tweeting on the subway at @maureen_ahmed.

1528557_10152089569027559_10984226_nKate Byard, Contributor

Kate is a feminist writer and poet from Oxford, UK, currently in between an Undergraduate Degree in Literature and Masters Degree focusing on representations of sex and gender within 20th and 21st century literature. She is using her research time to also run sexual consent workshops with young people in schools, campaign for abortion rights, disability rights, and racial equality, protest against ecocide, and smash the patriarchy. Follow @katebyard for a tweet by tweet account of her progress.

johnJ.A. McCarroll, Contributor

John is a NYC-based writer, anthropologist, and baker. He works in reproductive rights and volunteers with Canimiz Sokakta and the Rules. Tweet him at @jamccarroll.




Mia Furtado, Contributor

Mia Furtado is originally from the Bay Area in California but currently resides in Denver, Colorado. When she’s is not teaching high school special education, she spends her time reading, writing or involving herself in anything causing a ruckus.




Anna Blitstein, Social Media Associate

As a Women and Gender Studies major at Washington University in St. Louis, Anna has developed a passion for feminism and has focused on abortion rights, emotional labor, women in the media, and women in the workplace.  In her limited but spare time, she enjoys reading, eating cupcakes, and listening to Beyoncé (another feminist like herself).


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