Guest Contributors

Alicia is a recent college graduate, aspiring radical homemaker, and one half of the creative cooking team at, a blog full of recipes for aspiring cooks and experienced foodies alike. Her love of food has led to experiments in gardening, preserving, and (mostly) gluten-free living on the Paleo diet. When not in the kitchen, she can usually be found hiking, writing letters, or curled up with a stack of Young Adult novels.

Alicia contributed the cross-post “Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Thyme Roasted Vegetable Mash.

The Bartender blogs about love and relationships, giving their insight and advice at Cocktails and Cognac.  A born debater, The Bartender likes to dabble in delicate dialogue that stirs up emotion and shifts strongly positioned perspectives. They are a thinker who constantly challenges society’s constructs and encourages a mindset that lightheartedly provokes people towards change.

The Bartender contributed the post, “Let’s Get This Straight: A Perm vs. A Natural.”

Christina Black currently works for a PR and lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Previously, she was at a nonprofit focused on women’s issues. She plans to attend law school in California in the fall. One day, she hopes to work at a nonprofit engaged in legal advocacy. She graduated in 2010 from the University of Chicago with a BA in History and Philosophy of Science. Yes, that is all one major. In her (very limited) free time, Christina tries to catch up on all of the reading and TV shows she missed in college. When not updating her pop culture lexicon, she enjoys exploring the less touristy parts of the city. You can often find her at a museum (okay, those are touristy), the Kennedy Center, or Rock Creek Park. You can also find her on Twitter @black_christina.

Christina contributed the cross-post, “So This Feminist Walks Into a Bar: On Feminism and Humor.”

Nicole Clark is a social worker and sexual health activist who has worked with local and national sexual/reproductive justice organizations, such as Helping Our Teen Girls In Real Life Situations, Inc. (HOTGIRLS), Advocates for Youth, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP), The Cool Girls, Inc., the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (YWCHAC), Planned Parenthood of New York City, and New York chapter of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. Nicole lends her expertise as a consultant with nonprofits and community groups who want to improve their approach to developing culturally relevant and youth and/or gender-positive programming, campaigns, and initiatives. Nicole is based in New York City. Check out her blog and services at

Nicole contributed the guest post, “This is the Movement of Our Generation: SisterSong “Let’s Talk About Sex” Conference” and the cross-post “Street Harassment Stops When Men Say It Stops.

Abigail Collazo is a Project Manager at Turner Strategies and serves as the Editor of the renowned online women’s community, Fem2pt0.  Over the past 10 years, Abigail has worked tirelessly on behalf of women’s empowerment in a variety of forums.  She has served as a Congressional staffer responsible for women’s issues in both the domestic and global spheres, and has also worked on numerous political campaigns for female candidates.  Abigail attended Mount Holyoke College and is currently a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University where she is writing her Master’s thesis on the intersection between gender and armed conflict.

Abigail contributed the cross-post, “#140 Reasons Domestic Violence Is Not a Joke” Battles “#Reasons To Beat Your Girlfriend” on Twitter.”

Dave Harrison is writing on behalf of Le Creuset. Dave is a British food lover, who advocates the use of locally sourced products, and can often be found either in the kitchen or at local farmers markets.

Dave contributed the guest post, “Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Ratatouille.”

Morgan Hopkins is currently in a Masters program in Psychology with a certificate in Women’s Studies at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She recently co-organized SlutWalk Houston and volunteers for NARAL TX and the Lilith Fund. She also participated in Soapbox, Inc.’s Feminist Winter Term and hopes to relocate back to New York City after graduate school. Her interests include feminist organizing, reproductive justice activism, and international women’s rights.

Morgan contributed the cross-post, “Proponents of Anti-Choice Race-Baiting Billboards Speak to NPR.”

Sarah Hudson is an Ohio-born, Florida-bred girl, currently residing in Boston, whose life revolves around politics and pop culture. She keeps meaning to read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma but the new issue of US Weekly is just too tempting.

Sarah contributed the cross-post, “Mommy Dearest: Guest Interview with Author of ‘Bad Mother’.”

Amber Leab holds a Master’s degree in English & Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature & Creative Writing from Miami University. In 2008, she and Stephanie Rogers co-founded Bitch Flicks, the feminist film review site that advances “the radical notion that women like good movies.” In addition to her film analyses, her fiction has appeared in The Georgetown Review, and in other places soon, she hopes.

Amber contributed the cross-posts, “The Grass is Not Always Greener” and “Whitney’ Vs. Whitney.”

Seren Pendleton-Knoll writes the blog Bright Light Thinking. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Applied Theater at Whitman College, where she also spent a significant about of time studying Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her Senior thesis was entitled “When the Masks Come Off: The Effects of an Enthonodrama at Whitman College.” Seren’s research interests lie in the school to prison pipeline, with a focus on alternatives to the current juvenile justice system; as well as class, gender, and racial inequalities. Currently working to bring youth voice into local government in the Bay Area, Seren also works with youth with eating disorders, juvenile girls, and runaway teens providing mentoring and group counseling. Seren recently was awarded the honor of being the winner Dr. Lisa’s Africa Challenge, from the CBS television show “The Drs” as a woman who inspires girls in her community. Check out the episode here. It was on this trip that Seren had the pleasure of meeting Gina Otto, who encouraged her to start her own blog, and thus, started Bright Light Thinking.

Seren contributed the cross-post, “Straight Girl on Girl: How Fetishizing Woman on Woman for Men Objectifies Women & Trivializes Lesbians.”

Erin Plante is an animal loving vegan learning to cook, bake, live, and thrive cruelty-free. She’s a runner in training, a home health and hospice social worker, and a passionate feminist.

Erin contributed the cross-post, “Loving Animals, Loving Myself: How Veganism Is Changing My Self-Image.”

Stephanie Rogers holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University, a Master’s in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry. In 2008, she and Amber Leab co-founded Bitch Flicks, a feminist film review site that advances “the radical notion that women like good movies.” Her poems have appeared online, as well as in the Best New Poets anthology. She lives in a very tiny studio apartment in Brooklyn.

Stephanie contributed the cross-posts, “On Rape, the Media, and the New York Times Clusterfuck,” “Fall Television Preview: The Answer Is No,” Makes Obnoxious Assumptions While Critiquing Hollywood’s Obnoxious Assumptions.”

scATX is a liberal Texan, historian, mother, and twitterphile. She is a pro-choice advocate who runs the reproductive rights blog, Keep Your Boehner Out of My Uterus. You can find her personal blog at scATX: Speaker’s Corner in the ATX.

scATX contributed the cross-post, “Why I Don’t Like the Phrase ‘The War on Women.'”

Lady T is an aspiring writer and comedian with two novels, a play, and a collection of comedy sketches in progress. She hopes to one day be published and finish one of her projects (not in that order). You can find more of her writing at The Funny Feminist, where she picks apart entertainment and reviews movies she hasn’t seen.

Lady T contributed the cross-post, “Lessons I Have Learned from ‘Glee’.”