Speaking Engagements

Bring Bitch Media's award-winning feminist response to pop culture to your event! We've discussed a wide range of topics, from online feminism to pop music to reproductive rights, in a variety of venues. Contact us today to book one of our speakers for your event. 

 

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Andi Zeisler

Andi Zeisler is a writer, editor, and cultural critic. She is the cofounder of Bitch Media, the author of Feminism and Pop Culture, and the coeditor of BitchFest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine. Her writing on feminism, popular culture, and media has appeared in Ms., Mother Jones, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and Salon, and she has discussed feminism, activism, and current events on radio programs like The Sound of Young AmericaForum, and World Have Your Say. Andi is currently working on a book about how media and pop culture have transformed feminism from a social movement to a personal and brand identity.

Currently available for these talks and workshops:

• Don't Just Change the Channel: Why Pop Culture Matters to Feminism, Activism, and Social Justice

• Building a Better Bitch: Bitch Media's Past, Present, and Future as a Feminist Response to Media and Pop Culture

• A Different Kind of 'Click' Moment: Evolving Feminist Analysis and Activism in Print, on the Web, and Beyond

• Talking Back 101: Identifying bias, bad framing, and sexism in media and pop culture, and responding strategically (workshop)

Testimonials:

Having Andi Zeisler as our keynote speaker for Women's History Month was amazing! -SUNY Fredonia

Andi and everyone else at Bitch was very helpful in the planning process. She gave an excellent and interesting presentation, and helped us brainstorm a lot of excellent ideas that we hope to use in our activism on campus. -University of Connecticut

Andi Zeisler has spoken on our campus several times and she is always a popular and informative speaker. -Lewis & Clark College

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Sarah Mirk

Bitch Media online editor Sarah Mirk is a journalist and editor interested in sexual politics, gender, and media. She is the host of Bitch Media's feminist podcast Popaganda. Mirk is the author of Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules and has published an acclaimed series of nonfiction comics about Oregon history. Before landing at Bitch, she worked for five years as a reporter and columnist for weekly newspapers The Stranger and The Portland Mercury.

Currently available for these talks and workshops:

• The Future of Feminism

• Five Bright Ideas in Feminist Media

• We Need More Journalists: An overview of the state of media—good and bad—and a call to action for young aspiring journalists

• Speak Up, Make Change: How to use the internet for effective social justice activism

• Making Nonfiction Comics: How to create your own comics that tell true stories, including biographies, histories, and tales of graphic journalism

• Making Radio: Creating Powerful Audio Journalism (workshop)

Testimonials:

Sarah Mirk’s talk was hip, fresh, and energizing! -MSU Denver

The whole campus was buzzing with excitement the week prior to her arrival and the auditorium was totally packed on the night of the lecture. -Beloit College

What we appreciated most about working with Sarah Mirk was her attention to the real issues going on in our community. -Skidmore College

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Tamara Winfrey Harris

Tamara Winfrey Harris

Bitch contributor Tamara Winfrey Harris is a writer who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics and pop culture intersect with race and gender. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, American Prospect, Ms., and Ebony. Her first book, The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative for Black Women in America, about the empowering truth behind negative stereotypes of black women, was released by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in 2015.

Currently available for these talks and workshops:

• Mad Women, Rump Shakers and Bad Mamas

• Deconstruct! Images of Black Womanhood (workshop)

• The Sisters Are Alright (workshop)

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Bitch contributor Joshunda Sanders is a veteran journalist, writer and scholar. Her writing has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, Gawker, Publishers Weekly, and Salon. She is the author of the new title How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on Women and People of Color, and her creative nonfiction has appeared in Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists, Homelands: Women’s Journeys Across Race, Place and Time, and Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religion. She gave a TED Talk in 2013 on the intersection of poverty and mental health resources for women and children in global cities. She lives in Washington, D.C where she tweets @jvic and blogs at jvictoriasanders.com and joshunda.com.  

Currently available for these talks:

• The Personal is Political: Finding the Social-Change Narrative Within

• Fractured Freedom: Navigating Race, Identity, and Self-Promotion Online

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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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