Mandy Van Deven
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Mandy Van Deven: Freelance Writer & Editor

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Who I am:
You can find me on the web here.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence i... (co-author) and Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism (contributing writer)
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I freelance for several publications.
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Journalism, Blog Posts
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Services I offer to other writers:
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My professional associations:
National Women's Studies Association

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"Activism and the Academy: Writing, New Media, and Feminist Activism"
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"Fighting for Americans' Right to Dissent: A Review of 'Hell No'"
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"Sex Cells: The Market for Eggs & Sperm (My interview with Rene Almeling)"
Sep 25, 2011
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"America's Winter of Discontent: A Review of the New Anthology 'We Are Wisconsin'"
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"Michael Kazin on why America won't embrace the Left"
Aug 26, 2011
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"After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Community Groups Are Winning Progressive Victories"
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"How self-injury stopped being about mental illness and started being about social rebellion"
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"Gay, Straight, Poly: Should Traditional Marriage Really Be Our Goal?"
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"When Youth Culture Stood Up to Tyranny: My Interview with Robin Wright in Salon"
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"Interview w/ Mandy Van Deven for Progressive"
Jul 25, 2011
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"Should disgust impact morality?"
Jul 24, 2011
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"Our new era of identity politics"
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"Takin’ it to the Streets: So... Take it Already!’-it-to-the-streets-so-take-it-already"
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"Who Says Media Is Dead? 5 Takeaways From Progressive Journalists and Activists at the Allied Media Conference"
Jul 5, 2011

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At 11:31am on June 6, 2010, Jill Starishevsky said…
Hi Mandy,

I wanted to connect with you and ask for your feedback. I recently did my first on-camera interview for the children's book on child sexual abuse prevention that I wrote, My Body Belongs to Me. Please let me know what you think when you have some time.

Thanks in advance.

Jill Starishevsky
Author, My Body Belongs to Me
At 9:21am on May 11, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
>The legitimate qualms have been in place since feminism's inception unfortunately.

Do you think so? I suppose I think there was some very early press angling that sullied the word. Not that there weren't problems throughout the feminist movement (second wave and before). But there have been in all movements for change. Yet no one seems to think that, say, "civil rights activist," has negative connotations despite some very violent early days.
At 8:44am on May 11, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
>we are aware that for some 'feminist' is a legitimately unsavory term

just saw this in your call for submission, Mandy. I do wonder: isn't there a way to take this word back?

At 7:54am on December 7, 2009, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson said…
Hi Mandy, Very impressive writing. Welcome to the southern writers group. I just took over as admin and we could use some interesting discussions to liven the group up. Feel free to start one! And please introduce yourself. Best, Nicky
At 2:13am on December 7, 2009, Tracy Slater said…
Welcome to Global Writers, Mandy. Thanks for joining. What do you do in Kolkata? And I'm totally with you on this one: "is procrastinating... or is this simply a part of my writing process?" Looking forward to being connected! PS. Feel free to post an intro to yourself on the group wall.
At 12:09pm on October 19, 2009, Jene Watson said…
Hi, Mandy! Nice to "meet" you. Where can I check out your blog?
At 8:28am on October 18, 2009, Therese Shechter said…
I love the you write for Marie Claire AND Spread!
At 6:13am on October 18, 2009, Julie Jeffs said…
Hi Mandy,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let's Make It Work group! So glad you are here! Be sure to visit the New Members Visit Here First discussion in the bloggers group, tell us about your blog and we will add it to the Members Blog Index.

Join in on existing discussions or start your own. Look forward to getting to know you.

Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50


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