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If there’s one word we had to use to describe Samhita Mukhopadhyay, it would be powerhouse. This author, activist, and rabblerouser has been on the leading edge of feminism, race, and culture in the 21st century for nearly two decades. As the former Executive Editor of Teen Vogue and author of multiple books, including the forthcoming The Myth of Making It (Penguin Random House, 2024), which proposes practical solutions to modern workplace challenges that women face.
As the co-editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, and the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life, Samhita likes to flip culture on its head. Whether it’s taking on what she calls the “romantic industrial complex,” or deconstructing criticisms of the latest Beyonce video, Samhita’s take is always brazen, brilliant, and never fails to surprise you. She is also the former Executive Editor of Feministing.com, and her words have been featured at The Guardian, The Nation, and The American Prospect. She received the Champion of Sexual Literacy Award by the National Sexuality Resource Center, and a Hillman Prize for Excellence in Blog Journalism.
There’s a reason why students call it “Samhita Day” when she comes speak on college campuses: her energy, humor, and accessibility both entertains and informs her audiences. Samhita speaks at universities, corporations, and social change conferences across the globe. In short, this woman is everywhere—and that’s how it should be.
Samhita is able to touch upon heavy hitting topics affecting many of our lives with such an ease...This is a hard thing to do. Her presence at our campus was more than appreciated—it was necessary.
There’s no absolute feminist space that any of us are going to be able to live in. It’s this set of ideologies that we hope are going to be reflected in the way that we live our lives.
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