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Emily Heroy, Executive Editor and Founder

n801510_44302610_8646Emily Heroy began the idea of creating an international feminist blog when she realized, after admiring several feminist blogs for a while, that there was no niche for feminists to speak and discuss gender issues from around the world. Combining her two passions for feminism and international travel, Emily formed a group of editors who felt the same way, and so Gender Across Borders was created.

Emily lives in Chicago, her home town. A city girl at heart, she moved to New York City in 2003 to attend college and received her bachelor of arts degree in gender and sexuality studies from New York University in 2007.

Emily has previously worked and volunteered with various organizations inside and outside of the U.S. These include: Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, Girls for Gender Equity, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women, and the Peace Corps in Morocco.

Currently, Emily works in Evanston, Illinois for a HIV/AIDS research program and is studying for a master of science in education. She also writes at Equality 101, a teacher’s blog focused on diversity in every sense of the word.

Emily loves dogs especially her black lab Bibi, piano (and can play it quite well), Chandra Mohanty, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Hoi An, Vietnam, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jurassic 5Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Jeff Buckley, and cupcakes.

You can follow Emily on Twitter @emilyheroy and Backtype or you can contact her via email emily [at] genderacrossborders [dot] com.

Click here to view all of Emily’s articles on GAB.

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