Friedman is a founder and the former Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media, where she led the successful #FBrape campaign to apply Facebook’s hate-speech ban to content that promotes gender-based violence. She hosts Unscrewed, a podcast exploring paths to sexual liberation, named a Best Sex Podcast by both Marie Claire and Esquire. Jessica Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism, politics and culture, and editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.
Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.”
Her writing has appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and Ms. magazine. She is currently a columnist at the Guardian US. Jessica lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
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.