Maya Dusenbery is a journalist, editor, and the author of the book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick, which the New York Times Book Review called "well researched [and] wonderfully truculent."
In 2013, she became editorial director of the trailblazing site Feministing, where she has written about a range of feminist topics—including abortion stigma, rape culture, masculinity, sex, economic justice, and occasionally her favorite TV shows—since 2009. She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and an online columnist at Pacific Standard. Her work has also appeared in publications like Slate, Cosmopolitan.com, HuffPost, Lenny Letter, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch magazine, Teen Vogue, the New York Post, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project.
Before becoming a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is now based in the Twin Cities.
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