WMC FBomb Appoints New Associate Editors
The WMC FBomb Welcomes Vicki Soogrim and Chloe Hallinan
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women’s Media Center is pleased to announce that high school seniors Vicki Soogrim and Chloe Hallinan have been appointed the new Associate Editors of the WMC FBomb.
TheFBomb.org, a feminist blog and community created by and for teen and college-aged women and men who care about their rights and want to be heard, was founded in 2009 by Julie Zeilinger, who will remain Founding Editor. She will continue to oversee the WMC FBomb’s editorial vision and lead the WMC FBomb editorial board. Soogrim and Hallinan will be responsible for the site’s day-to-day operations and will work with writers. The changes are effective immediately.
“While I will always be an involved champion of this platform, it’s important to me that WMC FBomb remain a space primarily for young feminists, as they have few other media outlets solely devoted to their voices and concerns,” Zeilinger said. “Vicki and Chloe are incredibly intelligent, passionate young women who bring an exciting new vision to the website. I’m so excited to see how their leadership will shape the platform for the next generation of feminists.”
Soogrim is a senior at Little Red Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI) in New York City. Hallinan is a senior at The Archer School for Girls in Santa Monica, Calif. Soogrim came to the WMC FBomb via the recommendation of her teacher, prominent feminist educator (and WMC Progressive Women’s Voices alum) Ileana Jiménez. Hallinan submitted essays through the WMC FBomb’s ongoing open submissions. Both have served on the WMC FBomb’s inaugural editorial board for the past year and have produced outstanding editorial content.
“Our goal is to continue to provide socially conscious youth with access to a feminist media platform that will allow them to develop a confident voice in the context of a supportive community as well as gain access to public feminist dialogue,” Soogrim and Hallinan said in a joint statement. “As women of color, we’re also both committed to upholding an intersectional and inclusive perspective and community-based approach to feminist activism. Furthermore, the WMC FBomb community will push itself to pursue activist efforts and is committed to bolstering rhetoric with complex thought and action.”
The WMC FBomb is also seeking new members for its editorial board — a group of 10-15 high school and college-aged writers who regularly contribute content to the site in exchange for unprecedented access to Women’s Media Center resources, media training and writing skill-building. The application can be found here and will close on April 15th: http://form.jotform.us/form/50593761601151
The Women’s Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in media. The Women’s Media Center produces original content and journalism through WMC Features, WMC FBomb, WMC Women Under Siege, and Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan; trains women and girls to be media savvy and media ready; promotes women experts to the media through WMC SheSource; advocates, educates, and organizes through social media; conducts groundbreaking research and reporting on media representation and accuracy, including its annual publication The Women’s Media Center Status of Women in U.S. Media Report; produces media style guides on covering women politicians and reproductive issues; and documents and reports sexualized violence as a tool of war in Syria and other conflict regions.
The Women’s Media Center was co-founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem.
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