“Finding Community”

It was great fun to be interviewed for this podcast series on social media produced by the Thompson Writing Program Digital Writing & Pedagogy Lab. In “Finding Community,” I talk about the influential role of social media in shaping my feminist identity as both writer and activist.

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Decoding Feminism for Male Allies

A guy friend sent me his qualms about the feminist movement and this is my response. I think feminists need to make more of an effort to explain feminism without being defensive, so I welcome the opportunity to do so! Dear Danielle, I’m going to apologize in advance and say that this post is a […]

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Huma-Shaming, Sexting, and Slutbags

A version of this post was published at Ms. Magazine. During his bid for New York City Mayor, Anthony Weiner found himself in the spotlight once again for another batch of sexts and explicit photos that he sent to women under the alias “Carlos Danger.” Post-scandal, however, the media tired of discussing Weiner and instead moved to the […]

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Feminism Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

This article was originally published on PolicyMic. You can read it HERE. Last spring I submitted an entry to Michele Norris’ Race Card Project, a forum for an “honest” conversation about race in just six words. My six words were “White Feminism. I live with contradiction” and underneath my entry, I explained: “I’m proud to be a feminist, […]

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Write(h)ers: The Feminist Future is Happening Right Now — Online

This article was originally published on PolicyMic. You can read it HERE This spring, Duke University gave undergraduate feminist writer-activists an introductory course in “#femfuture: Online Revolution” through Write(h)ers, a semester long speaker series featuring feminist women in the fields of journalism, media, and broadcast journalism. Over the spring semester, Jill Filipovic, Irin Carmon, Rebecca Traister, Heather Havrilesky, Maria Ebrahimji, and LC Coleman visited Duke to […]

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Should Feminism Be Part of a Required College Curriculum?

I wrote this as a final reflection in one of my Women’s Studies classes this semester where we presented a proposal that consisted of potentially adding a new requirement involving the study of race, gender, and sexuality to a pre-existing aspect of Duke’s current curriculum. Here are my thoughts, as usual in the form of […]

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F*******

Originally published on April 16, 2012 at Develle Dish, Duke’s feminist blog Dear ________, Could you please send this blurb about Feminist Week to your listserv? The flyer about the week’s events is attached. Thanks! —— Response: “I wish this was something we could endorse…” “Inclined to say no….” “Feminism in general has a kind […]

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I’m Featured on The Mamafesto’s “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” Series

Original post date: 8/21/12 I participated in The Mamafesto’s “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” series. You should check it out! I spent hours reading through the other interviews while I was writing mine. Defining feminism is no easy task and remembering when and why you became a feminist can prove to be even […]

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Can’t Say It, Don’t Legislate It [it=v*****]

Original post date: 6/17/12 “Okay, now we’re going to talk about this all semester, so I want you to feel comfortable saying the words ‘vagina’ and ‘penis.’ Glad we got that out of the way.” And that’s how Middle School Health class started. Let me repeat… MIDDLE SCHOOL HEALTH CLASS. Apparently, it seems like this […]

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