Hi there, feminists on the internet. So nice of you to invite me over for a couple weeks – let me know if I use too many dishes or if hanging my bras on the bathroom door is not what you meant by “make yourself comfortable.”
I’m Shelby Knox and I’m an itinerant feminist organizer. This is my get-your-dictionary-out-and-hit-me-with-it way of saying I travel across the country running campaigns for reproductive and gender justice in cities that are not my own. I speak on a lot of college campuses, at high schools, and in youth spaces, spreading the gospel of feminism, recruiting for the revolution, and learning from young organizers on the ground, who are doing amazing, radical, and effective work in their communities.
I recently started my own blog, called The Ms. Education of Shelby Knox, a feminist take on the title of a film that was made about my high school activism for sex education. My writings occasionally pop up on Alternet, The Women’s Media Center, RH Reality Check and, recently, Jezebel. I’m also writing a book on my generation of feminist activists, which I’m calling the Forth Wave – you surely have opinions on this name and idea and yes, I will be asking (begging!) for them sometime in the next two weeks.
Other things about me: I’m a white, publicly educated, currently able-bodied, young, cis woman originally from Texas, now living in New York City. I’m prolific on Twitter, a women’s history nerd, lover of Thai food, Rachel Maddow and cycling, and I could recite entire episodes of The West Wing for you if you ask nicely.
As for comments, nothing much offends or surprises me, so play nice with one another and we’re all good.
I look forward to the convo in the next two weeks – thanks again for having me!