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Posts Tagged ‘media’

SPARK Ally of the day: Jamia Wilson

I am an activist, organizer, expat-brat, networker, cartwheeler, truthseeker, and storyteller. I am Vice President of Programs at Women’s Media Center, after serving in several roles related to youth leadership development, grassroots organizing, and communications. After working with coalition partners and campus organizations to help bring thousands of students to the historic March for Women’s [...]

SPARK Ally of the day: Susan McGee Bailey

“As director of the Wellesley Centers for Women I have spent decades studying the status of girls and women. I’m adding my voice to SPARK because I’m deeply discouraged by the way gender issues are framed in the media. “Girls are doing fine; boys need help academically,” is one common construction. The reality is far [...]

SPARK Ally of the day: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

“I’m a queer black trouble maker and a writer and educator. I’m a founding co-conspirator of the Quirky Black Girls movement and the instigator of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Educational Series. I’m also between stops on the road trip of a life time….the MobileHomeComing Project…where my partner and I travel in [...]

SPARK Ally of the day: Rochelle Schieck

Rochelle Schieck loves to move – in her body and around the world. She started dancing as a young girl growing up in Minnesota until she was summoned by the call of adventure. Her love of movement and the desire to explore life’s meaning compelled her to spend the last 10+ years traveling around the [...]

SPARK Ally of the day: Riki Wilchins

Riki Wilchins has written several books and many chapters and articles about gender stereotypes and their impact on girls (and boys!). As Director of Research for TrueChild she’s currently looking for projects that will help show that when you teach girls to think critically about all the sexualized media messages they’re inundated with day after [...]

SPARK Ally of the day: Valerie Francisco

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology program at the City University of New York, The Graduate Center where I’m working on research with Filipino migrant women working as domestic workers in New York City and their families in the Philippines. In the Filipino community in New York, I organize with Filipino American youth [...]