Name: Leah R.

Location: Southwestern U.S.A.

Age: Old enough to be able to think for myself, young enough to know I can make a difference.

About me: Blue State Girl adrift in Red State Hell. Proud to be progressive, feminist, freethinker, LGBTA, aspiring journalist, grammar nazi.

News & Commentary: Stewart/Colbert, Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Rubber Hose, Tom Tomorrow, Talking Points Memo, Balloon Juice, Salon, Frontline, NPR, The NationNews Hour, Gwen Ifill, Maureen Dowd

Organizations: ACLU, True Majority, Color Of Change, Brave New Foundation, La Raza, NOW, Planned Parenthood, NARALWRRAPYoung Women’s Leadership NetworkGet Equal, GLSEN, PFLAG, HSUS, Sea Shepherd, Union Of Concerned Scientists

Music: Florence & The Machine, The Kills, Girl In A ComaEagles Of Death Metal, Scissor Sisters, M.I.A., Lupe Fiasco, Common, Ani DiFranco (always), Joan Jett (rock goddess), Billie Holiday

Authors: Simone de Beauvior, Suzanne Collins, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Angela Carter, Fran LebowitzNaomi KleinMichael Eric Dyson, Dr. Cornel WestDavid Sedaris

Movies: Anything with Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn, His Girl Friday, All The President’s Men, NetworkMy Brilliant Career, The Company Of Wolves, Star Wars (Han shot first, dammit!), Bubba Ho-Tep, Ghost World, Persepolis, docs by Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock and Errol Morris

Escapist TV (What? I’m allowed to relax every once in a while…): Game Of Thrones, Dr. Who, MythBusters, RuPaul’s Drag Race, South Park, Xena, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Daria

Other: Wired, The Onion, Dan Savage, Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson (but did he have to kill Pluto?), Gloria Steinemcats.

More About Me: Chastity Bites


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