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Nearly every day there's another news story, think piece, or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women's rights. Conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American media. And today's teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has before - but what's often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we've gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the feminist cause today.

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Laura Barcella

Hello! I'm a writer, editor, animal lover, candy hoarder, amusement-park obsessive, horror-film buff and Washington, DC native.

I'm the author of "Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World" (Zest Books, 2016) , "The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About...Before It's Too Late" (Zest Books, July 2012) , and "Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop" (Soft Skull, Mar. 2012) . I also co-wrote Lauren Urasek's "Popular" (Sterling, 2015) and did a fun little series of Q&A journals for tweens called "OMG," "BFF," and "XOXO" (Sterling, 2015) .

I've written features, essays, profiles, and reviews for more than 50 publications, including Salon, NYTimes.com, Marie Claire, VanityFair.com, the Village Voice, the Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Esquire.com, ELLE.com, Rookie, and NYLON.

For more about my work, check out LauraBarcella.com and MadonnaAndMeBook.com.

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