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Bio


About Me

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Bio


About Me

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Wagatwe Wanjuki is a feminist activist, speaker, writer, and digital strategist best known for her work as a national campus anti-violence advocate. Since launching a campaign for a better sexual assault policy at Tufts University in 2009, she's continued to work for a world free of gender-based violence.

As a sought-out writer on social issues, she's been published in outlets including BuzzFeed, Feministing, Upworthy, The Establishment, Cosmopolitan.com, The Daily Dot, ESSENCE magazine, and The New York Times. Her commentary on sexual violence and related issues appearances include The Daily Show, Democracy Now!, CNN, and MSNBC's All in with Chris Hayes. She's also a sought-out speaker on the lecture circuit; her past engagements include Rutgers, Stanford, Yale, and Delaware County Community College.

When she's not plotting ways to end rape culture, you can find her petting her pet bunnies, reading a new book, or venting about something on Twitter.

In July 2016, she co-founded a new anti-rape organization — Survivors Eradicating Rape Culture. Its inaugural campaign, #JustSaySorry, received international media attention with one video covering the campaign racking up over 7 million views in one week.

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Awards & Recognition


Awards and recognition

 

Awards & Recognition


Awards and recognition

 

Wagatwe's work and commentary has received international media attention. Here are some of the honors and distinctions she's received.

TEDxMiddlebury speaker, "Caught in the Act"

Maggie Award for Media Excellence, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Anita Hill Lecturer on Gender and Justice, University of Cincinnati
Planned Parenthood Action Dream Keeper

Root 100 Honoree, The Root
GrantHer recipient
SheSource Expert, Women's Media Center
Progressive Women's Voices, Women's Media Center

Social Media Award Nominee, Women's Media Center

"50 Women Who made the 2012 Election," Huffington Post

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2014

 


2013

2012

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Media mentions


In the press

Media mentions


In the press

As a sought-out expert about rape culture and feminist issues, Wagatwe's work and commentary is featured in publications from The Guardian to the New York Times. Here's a sampling below:

selected media mentions

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