Announcing Bitch Media's 2016 Writing Fellows

Back in October, we were excited to make a longtime dream program a reality when we announced the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers. And when the applications began streaming in, we were happy to see how many people were just as excited about this program. By November 1st, we'd received more than 2,500 applications, all of them brimming with thoughtful, engaging, and inspiring writing.

Winnowing the number down to four seemed like an impossible task. But today, we're thrilled to announced our writing fellows for 2016. They are:

Maneo Refiloe Mohale, Johannesburg, South Africa
Writing fellow, Global Feminism

Felicia L. Montalvo, London, UK
Writing fellow, Technology

Sarita Santoshini, Assam, India
Writing fellow, Reproductive Rights and Justice

Cate Young, D'Abadie, Trinidad and Tobago
Writing fellow, Pop Culture Criticism

Huge and heartfelt congratulations to our fellows! You'll be learning more about them in the coming months, and we hope that you'll follow their writing via the magazine and website.

We want to thank everyone who applied for the fellowships. The sheer number of qualified people who took the time to put together applications is a testament to the desire for smart, timely, and feminist takes on the issues and culture that informs our lives. And it shows that the investment we're making together, as Bitch's Media's community, is vital and necessary.

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by Andi Zeisler
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Andi Zeisler is the cofounder of Bitch Media and the author of We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. You can find her on Twitter.

by Julie Falk
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Julie Falk has been the Executive Director of Bitch Media since 2009.

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