Screaming and running around in circles!

low-on-know-how:

Today we met Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood and cried at her grace and optimism.

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Today is the day I stood up in front of my entire company and said I use Planned Parenthood and I think abortion rights are essential to my basic equality as a human being (I asked an actual question too, never fear) and afterwards Cecile Richards, Real American Hero, said to me “You have to be bold — and I can tell that you are.”

Dead. I am dead. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Planned Parenthood.

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Ah, Harper Perennial knows me so well!

randomhouse:

Happy Beyoncé Day! Wondering where that powerful sample in the middle of “Flawless” came from? That would be author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk, We Should All Be Feminists. Her beautiful, acclaimed novel AMERICANAH is out now and is Beyoncé-approved.


WOW! I did not know that and that is effing cool! randomhouse:

Happy Beyoncé Day! Wondering where that powerful sample in the middle of “Flawless” came from? That would be author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk, We Should All Be Feminists. Her beautiful, acclaimed novel AMERICANAH is out now and is Beyoncé-approved.


WOW! I did not know that and that is effing cool!

randomhouse:

Happy Beyoncé Day! Wondering where that powerful sample in the middle of “Flawless” came from? That would be author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk, We Should All Be Feminists. Her beautiful, acclaimed novel AMERICANAH is out now and is Beyoncé-approved.

WOW! I did not know that and that is effing cool!

The first day I started Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, sometime in late July 2012, thirty people liked or shared it almost immediately. I was ecstatic. Thirty! I was making myself a sandwich in the kitchen and ran into my bedroom halfway through to reload the page and see if the number had gone up. I remember thinking, This could be something. This is somewhat embarrassing, but those people had found the Tumblr because I’d tagged the very first post with “feminism.”

(via Ever Wonder How Tumblrs Turn Into Books? One Writer’s Story)

Aw, Tim is the best!

nationalbook:

Please join us in congratulating our 5 UNDER 35 Honorees for 2013!

Personally selected by a previous National Book Award Winner or Finalists, these five authors are among the best of a new generation of writers.

Thrilled about honoring this slate of young writers. Can’t wait to hear them all read!

So fucking proud of these amazing women and the company we work for!

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund

The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote the Planned Parenthood mission. 

Wendy Davis

Last night’s filibuster hero, also an advocate for public education. Wendy knows that every Texan deserves the same opportunities to do better, and fights every day to ensure that Texas remains a state where hard work and determination are rewarded and where everybody has the chance to succeed.

The Texas Equal Access Fund

The Texas Equal Access Fund recognizes that many women in North Texas who would choose abortion are unable to because of financial hardship, social pressure, or a lack of local providers. We are dedicated to helping women with a demonstrated need to pay for their abortions.

The National Network of Abortion Funds

The National Network of Abortion Funds works to make sure that all women and girls can get the abortions they seek. We are building a movement, mentoring young leaders, and working toward a world in which everyone can shape their own futures and families.

UPDATE:

And Leticia Van de Putte 

For “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?”

Please join me in putting our money where our tweets are — it feels really, really good.

If it looks familiar, that’s because it is. Yet another all-male panel met last week to debate women’s health. This time, they’re led by Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, who introduced a nationwide 20-week abortion ban just days after a similar ban was declared unconstitutional in his own home state.”

Care to join me?

bennettmadison:

TONIGHT! McNally Jackson! BE THERE. It will be super-fun.

Pssssst! How great are both of these writers?!? Did you know they’ve been friends since they were 12?? They still sing karaoke together! Emily is going to read from her forthcoming FSG novel FOR THE FIRST TIME! Bennett’s book has mermaids and The SCUM Manifesto. COME ON!