Feminism is hard. Any sane woman believes in female empowerment, but putting those beliefs into practice in everyday life can prove nebulous at best, disheartening at worst. The idea of “living your feminism” can conjure images of refusing to shave and swearing off men. The Sexy Feminist(formerly SirensMag.com) offers practical ways to work toward the good of all womankind while having a little fun along the way. It makes that age-old concept of “women’s lib” doable, cool—and, yes, even sexy—for smart young women navigating the complicated waters of modern life. Miniskirts, lipgloss, and waxing all permitted. You can read more about our philosophy in 2013, when Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes our book, The Feminist Bombshell.
ABOUT THE SEXY FEMINISTS (if we do say so ourselves):
Jennifer Armstrong is the co-founder of sexyfeminist.com and a pop culture writer. She spent nearly a decade as senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and is currently at work on a book aboutThe Mary Tyler Moore Show‘s cultural impact. Her first book Why? Because We Still Like You, a history of the original Mickey Mouse Club, was published by Grand Central in 2010. She has provided pop culture commentary for CNN, VH1, Fox News Channel, and ABC, and her writing has been featured in Salon, MTV.com, Glamour, Budget Travel, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Her essays have appeared in the anthologies Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings, and Coffee at Luke’s: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. You can reach her at jennifer.armstrong (at) sexy feminist (dot) com.
Heather Wood Rudúlph is the co-founder of sexyfeminist.com and a seasoned editor and writer, most recently for AOL Huffington Post Media Group, covering lifestyle and entertainment; Movies.com, which takes an intellectual approach to the nation’s biggest pastime; and DAYSPAmagazine, which covers the spa, beauty, and skincare industries. She’s written and edited stories about eating disorders, treatment for cancer patients, addictive spa-goers, obesity, spirituality, body image, environmental practices, and the latest technological formulations in the beauty industry, which generates $8 billion annually. Her work has also appeared in Seventeen, Elle, theLos Angeles Daily News, Budget Travel, and the Huffington Post. She teaches writing for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop and edits mass media and sociology textbooks for McGraw-Hill Higher Education. She has a journalism degree with a sociology minor from Syracuse University and lives in Sacramento with her husband and son. You can reach her at heather.wood.rudulph (at) sexyfeminist (dot) com.