Happy Holidays to Sexy Feminist Krista!

As part of our Sexy Feminist Holidays, we’re running appreciations of Sexy Feminists as the gift that keeps giving.


Merry Christmas, To My Dear Friend Krista.

I’ve learned a lot this year about what happens when the bottom drops out of your life. I no longer have my own home,
I will no longer have a steady job as of early next year and I may soon break up with the love of my life, New York City. But I am totally cool with it. I am actually less stressed then I have been in many years, because of my wonderful, amazing, beautiful friend, Krista.
When it all came crashing down, I didn’t feel the impact because I have a great friend. When I told her about how I would have to give up my outrageously expensive apartment, she said, without blinking, “You will come stay with me.” Krista even drove over and picked up my stuff. She has yet to blink since I dropped an entire bottle of steel gray nail polish on her bathroom floor (which, FYI, cleaning that up was a thing of nightmares; try to avoid it at all costs.) She doesn’t bat an eye at the routinely clogged tub (I have long, plumbing-issue-causing hair) and my general avoidance of dish washing. When I tromp through her home late at night, numerous hours after she has turned in, she simply says, “I’m glad to see you. How was your day?”
Krista is modest, extremely hard-working and incredibly generous. She inspires and I aspire. She has opened her home to me and has smiled while doing so. We’ve been friends for ten years and I’ve always enjoyed her company. I’ve been an appreciative recipient of her generosity for quite some time, but now I have realized she is even more special. If I could thank her everyday for a year for her help and her friendship, it still wouldn’t feel like enough. But I will continue to brag about how lucky I am and how awesome my friend Krista is.
Merry Christmas, Dear Friend, and may next year be filled with a lot of love, much happiness, many laughs and way fewer nail polish incidents. XOXOXO.
– Kristin McGonigle

Happy Holidays to Soren Kisiel, Sexy Feminist

As part of our Sexy Feminist Holidays, we’re running appreciations of Sexy Feminists as the gift that keeps giving.

Okay, ya wanna know who really calls me on my shit when I’m not up to snuff feminism-wise? My husband! He’s the one who actually took women’s studies classes in college of his own volition (I didn’t), he’s the one who notices when I’m accidentally discriminating against women or judging too harshly (“you’d never say that of a man,” he points out) and he’s the one who helped me formulate my pro-choice stance more clearly. How did that happen? He’s the one who writes my feminist women’s comedy show with me and even directs our troupe once I’m on stage and I can’t really see what I’m directing anymore because I’m in it. Never once has a single actress or woman who knows him said, he shouldn’t be co-directing us. Though he’s brought that up. He’s just that feminist. Bringing men into the movement is not only necessary, it’s fun. And feminist men are hot. Just sayin’. We need more of ‘em.

– Katie Goodman

(And here’s a peek at Soren and Katie in feminist action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcFdojbw5SI)

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The Best Sexy Feminist Holiday Gift You Can Give. Period.

Last year we did a feminist gift guide for the holidays, and it still holds up, so check it out if you’re looking for ideas for stuff you buy in a store or online and wrap up.

But we’re pretty sure we’ve now come up with the best gift you can give any sexy feminist in your life, period. And it costs … nothing! We’re now collecting submissions from our favorite writers and readers — anywhere from a few sentences to an essay (let’s keep it to 1,000 words or so) — that salute the sexiest feminists we know. Not the famous kind, the kind in our everyday lives. The kind you want to give a gift to: the gift of your words of appreciation. We’ll run them on the site, and then … poof. You have your gift. You can print it out and frame it and wrap it up, or simply give her the link when the time is right. We’ll keep putting them up from now through Dec. 25; we’ll be happy to run them on a specific day if you’d like.

Send them to us at: editors [at] sexyfeminist [dot] com


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