Jill is a 20-something Seattle native turned New Yorker. She graduated from New York University with a BA in Journalism and Politics and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. At NYU, she served as opinion editor of the Washington Square News, where she wrote a weekly column on feminist issues, reproductive rights and other lefty stuff. She is now in law school at NYU , and hopes to eventually pursue a career in international human rights, focusing on reproductive health and access to family planning tools.
In addition to blogging at Feministe, Jill also writes for the Huffington Post and Ms. JD. Her work has appeared in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Alternet, Women’s eNews, and the NYU School of Law Alumni Magazine. Her stories have been picked up by the LA Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the National Organization for Women, Women for Humanity, the Alliance for Microbicide Development, and the National Adoption Foundation. She has served as an editor at the Washington Square News, the New York University Review of Law and Social Change, and the NYU School of Law Alumni Magazine.
She loves to travel, has lived in Italy twice (Florence and Sardinia), and spent the past summer living and working in Greece, in a small town outside of Athens. She is currently studying in Hamburg, Germany. She has a slight obsession with Tom Robbins books (highly recommended: “Skinny Legs and All”) and Burt’s Beeswax chapstick, and is addicted to NPR, the New Yorker and the New York Times. Her favorite indulgences include red red wine, sushi, a good cappuccino, and lingerie she can’t afford. You can get a glimpse of her not-so-glamorous New York life and her international adventures here, or you can just buy her presents. She loves presents. Someday she will live in Paris.
Her dislikes include Everybody Loves Raymond, network news, Tucker Carlson and other bow-tied right-wing pundits, Aerosmith, bad puns, California rolls, people who refer to themselves in the third person, and the smell of baby powder. She really, really hates donuts. And she is thrilled to be blogging at Feministe.
You can contact Jill at Jill -dot- Filipovic -at- gmail -dot- com. If you’re trying to get ahold of all three of the Feministe bloggers, you can reach them jointly at feministe -at – gmail -dot- com.
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