Mandy Van Deven is a writer, activist, and co-author of Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets. She is an editorial fellow at and guest edited Issue 8.3 of The Scholar & Feminist Online, entitled “Polyphonic Feminisms: Acting in Concert.” More of her writing can be found at and you can catch her in-person on the Hey, Shorty! on the Road nationwide tour. Friend her on Facebook or follow her Tweets.

What I'm Listening To: 

At home: the rumbling of the 1 train as it shuttles folks passed my apartment building.

On the street: some podcast or another... most likely Radiolab, This American Life, Pop Culture Happy Hour, or The Moth.

What I'm Watching: 

MasterChef has sucked me in again! I just love food porn when it's mixed with emotional manipulation.

What I'm Reading: 

The Beautiful and the Damned, Why Loiter?, New Yorker fiction issue