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Shelby Knox

Shelby Knox

Shelby Knox is nationally known as the subject of the Sundance award-winning film, The Education of Shelby Knox, a 2005 documentary chronicling her teenage activism for comprehensive sex education and gay rights in her Southern Baptist community. She travels across the country as an itinerant feminist organizer, doing trainings, workshops and civil disobedience in the name of reproductive justice and sexual health. She is a proud 2010 alumna of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices program and lives in New York City, where she is the director of Organizing, Women’s Rights, for the social action platform Change.org.

Shelby Knox is a WMC SheSource expert on Business and the Economy, Health and Social Justice

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Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

June 14, 2012

Four decades after its birth as the nation's first feminist mass-market magazine, Ms. was honored this week by the New York City Council. Shelby Knox writes of its continuing advocacy. More »

“Gloria: In Her Own Words”—Notes from a Young Feminist

“Gloria: In Her Own Words”—Notes from a Young Feminist

August 15, 2011

Our twenty-something commentator appreciates the HBO documentary, but also wishes for a deeper treatment of WMC Cofounder Gloria Steinem's philosophy and activism. More »

An Obama Report Card: State of the Union for Women and Children

January 27, 2011

In the wake of President Obama's State of the Union Address, the WMC looks at his record on a series of essential issues. Overall grade? Pass, but with ample room for improvement. More »

Why Christine O’Donnell Is Not a Joke

October 19, 2010

Drawing on her experience as an “itinerant feminist organizer,” WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna Shelby Knox explains why the seemingly fringe views of Delaware’s GOP Senate candidate are no laughing matter. More »

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

July 1, 2010

It’s the end of an era. At 69 years old, Wonder Woman has decided to put on some pants. More »