Emily Douglas is the senior editor at TheNation.com, where she also blogs. A frequent contributor to the Women’s Review of Books, she has written about politics, culture and the law for The Nation, The American Prospect, The LA Review of Books, and RH Reality Check, and has appeared on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story and the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. She is a former associate editor at RH Reality Check. Before beginning her work in media, Emily worked in legal advocacy and education at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders. Emily is a co-founder and board member of WAM!NYC, the New York City chapter of the national media justice group Women, Action and the Media. She tweets at @EmilySDouglas.
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