Half the battle of holy hellions -people of faith with a penchant for saucy, feminist rebellion – is finding a tribe who won’t ask them to pick sides. And it starts with mentors who prove that neither affinity – faith or feminism – must prove victorious. Conservative, liberal, Christian, unorthodox, these women are fierce warriors.
Letha Dawson Scanzoni
A whip-smart septuagenarian, Letha is editor of Christian Feminism Today and content provider for the EEWC website. Among other titles, she co-authored the prolific All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today (Eerdmans, 1992). If you’re looking for a woman with some history in the faith-filled feminist movement, Letha’s it. And she’s still smiling.
Rosie is a professional cheerleader, that is, she writes, speaks, and teaches women’s empowerment for a living. Her two books, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance (Seal Press, 2010) and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing up Latina (Seal Press, 2007), embolden ladies to conquer body hang-ups with a strong sense of spirit. A creative genius, Rosie is your go to gal when you need a boost of can-do.
When I first met Enuma at a book-signing for her memoir The Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community (Fresh Air Books, 2010), I liked her instantly. She still laughs when I describe her as evangelical and presses me more on what I mean by feminism, but she is always gracious, wise, and woman-loving.
Kimberly B. George
For one hot second (or brisk summer), Kim and I lived in Seattle together. We first met as we prepared to be on a panel about Inter-generational Feminism and then continued via phone and Skype to be energized by each other’s work on the intersection between race, sex, and theology. She also offers online Critical Social Theory Classes & Coaching. This is one smart cookie.