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Andi Zeisler is a writer, editor, and cultural critic. She is the cofounder of Bitch Media, the author of Feminism and Pop Culture (Seal Press, 2008), and the coeditor of BitchFest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006). Her writing on feminism, popular culture, and media has appeared in newspapers and magazines including Ms., Mother Jones, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Washington Post. She has discussed feminism, activism, and current events on radio programs like The Sound of Young America, Forum, and World Have Your Say, and is regularly called as a media source for news stories about gender and feminist issues. Andi speaks often at colleges and universities on everything from magazine publishing to the evolution of craft to the importance of pop culture as a locus of feminist activism. Her talks have included:
“Don’t Just Change the Channel: Why Pop Culture Matters to Feminism, Activism, and Social Justice” “New Domesticity, Old Biases: Hipstercraft and the Problem of Ironic Distance” “A Different Kind of ‘Click’ Moment: Evolving Feminist Analysis and Activism in Print, on the Web, and Beyond”
Bitch Media online editor Sarah Mirk is a journalist and editor who has strong opinions on the future of print and digital media. Raised on the internet, Mirk received a degree in History from Grinnell College and worked for five years as reporter and columnist for weekly newspapers The Stranger and The Portland Mercury. She has also published an acclaimed series of nonfiction comics about Oregon history and her guidebook to nontraditional relationships, Sex From Scratch, is due out from Microcosm Publishing in 2013. Mirk has taught media literacy and self-publishing classes to diverse audiences, led workshops on nonfiction writing, and spoken to groups large and small about politics and journalism.
Kristin Rogers Brown
Kristin Rogers Brown is a designer, creative director, problem solver, and educator who believes that form, function, and delight are at the root of all good design. In addition to her work as Bitch Media's art director, she works as a freelance designer, teaches collaborative design and illustration at PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art), and is a former vice presidet of AIGA Portland. She has presented and moderated panel discussions on a range of design-related topics including sustainable design, portfolio development, creative brainstorming, design for learning, and brand strategy.
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