Friedman is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences across the U.S. and beyond. She has been a guest on BBC World Have Your Say, Democracy Now, To The Contrary, and numerous other radio and television shows, and her commentary has appeared in outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Nation, Jezebel, Feministing.com, The American Prospect, Bitch, AlterNet, and The Huffington Post. She is a SheSource expert, and was named one of 2009’s Top 40 Progressive Leaders Under 40 by the New Leaders Council.
Jessica received her Masters degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She lives with her husband and daughter in Boston.
Mandy Ingber, the New York Times best-selling author of Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover and creator of the yoga-hybrid DVD Yogalosophy, is a celebrity fitness and wellness expert. Her twenty years of teaching experience have attracted such clients as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Helen Hunt, Ricki Lake, Jennifer Meyer, and Brooke Shields.
Mandy’s yoga class has been awarded “Best of LA” by Daily Candy, LA Weekly, and Los Angeles Magazine. Mandy is an event headliner for the Boston Red Sox Foundation’s FenwaYoga, People’s A-List Workout, SELF’s Workout in the Park, and more. She has been a spokesperson for Silk Soymilk and is a contributing fitness and wellness advisor for Health, POPSUGAR, SELF, Shape, USA Today and Yahoo! Mandy is a fitness blogger for E! Online and People.com and is featured regularly in Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and more. Television appearances include Good Morning America, Chelsea Lately, and TODAY, among others.
Mandy serves on the advisory board for New Beauty Magazine, Women’s Health, and the Cancer Prevention Clinic at the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Mandy teaches workshops at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and at independent yoga studios.
Jes is internationally recognized for her writing on her blog, The Militant Baker and for the “Attractive and Fat” campaign. Her extensive body advocacy work has continued to garner attention from hundreds of national and international media networks.
When not blogging, Jes spends her time speaking at universities, taking pictures in her underwear, writing for online publications, working with plus size clothing companies, attempting to convince her cats that they like to wear bow ties and trying to beat her best time when playing The Quiet Game. Jes’s record is currently a respectable 15 seconds.
Learn more about Jes at TheMilitantBaker.com.