This year’s speakers include:
• Julia Bluhm and Izzie Labbe: two young women who successfully petitioned Seventeen magazine to stop altering face and body shapes of girls with photoshop.
• Anita Sarkeesian: a feminist media critic who initiated a successful Kickstarter campaign to examine gender tropes in video games. Shortly after, a Flash game, where users could punch a likeness of Sarkeesian, went viral, underscoring the sexism she sought to unveil.
• Bob Woodruff: a former ABC war correspondent who suffered a traumatic brain injury while embedded in Iraq, and his wife, Lee, who will describe their journey of starts and stops.
• Eve Ensler: a well-known feminist playwright, performer, writer, activist, and author of the The Vagina Monologues.
• Chung Hyun Kyung: a Korean spiritual leader and ecofeminist.
• Musimbi Kanyoro: head of the Global Fund for Women.
• Jessica Pabon (pictured above): on the history of graffiti artists.
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