Monday, March 21, 2011

Our very own Steph Herold named 1 of the top young feminists in the country

Steph Herold, one of the NOW NY State Young Feminist Task Force members, was named one of the top young feminists in the nation by Campus Progress, which is part of the nonpartisan research and educational institute The Center for American Progress.  She is in great company, along with 14 other amazing young feminists across the nation working on everything from reproductive justice to immigration issues.  

Steph Herold

Herold started out as a social media and communications strategist at Trust Women and is now the advocacy associate at Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.** She founded the to honor the stories of abortion providers and to celebrate the legacy of Dr. George Tiller, the late-term abortion provider from Kansas who was murdered in 2009. She also founded the as a space for young people in the reproductive justice movement. She recently graduated from Bryn Mawr College and hopes to pursue a master's in public health someday. Herold's writing has been published on blogs such as RH Reality CheckJezebel, and Campus Progress as well as the online edition of The Nation and On the Issues magazine. She currently serves on the board of the New York Abortion Access Fund and a volunteer at the Haven Coalition. In 2009, she was one of 20 recipients of the first ever Our Bodies, Our Selves Women's Health Hero awards. She tweets from the handle @IAmDrTiller.
I am proud of Steph, and grateful to NOW for introducing me to people like her through the NOW NY State Young Feminist Task Force, which has become my extended family.  
Next time someone wonders if young people care about feminism, please point them to this list.
In Solidarity,

N. Jerin Arifa
National NOW Board of Directors
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Twitter: JerinNOW

The National Organization for Women is the nation's largest organization working to advance women's rights and improve women's lives.

Board Member
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute

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