Wagatwe is RH Reality Check’s Online Community Manager. She helps the organization increase the attention given to our online communities and expand them through building and strengthening our online relationships and social media presence. After starting a student-led campaign to improve Tufts University’s sexual assault policy, Wagatwe learned the power of new media when she taught herself how to create a website from scratch to pressure the administration into action. After the website’s success, Wagatwe became a staunch believer in the use of the Internet to give a voice to the most marginalized. Since then she’s supported multiple organizations in their online presence and campaigns, including Third Wave Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and ColorOfChange.org. Wagatwe was born and raised in New Jersey, where she currently resides. In her spare time she manages one of Tumblr’s largest feminist communities, F*&% Yeah, Feminists! and tweets @wagatwe.
Media is powerful. It tells us which voices (and bodies) are valued by society. By paying attention to all types of sexual assault survivors, we not only are sending a message to survivors that we believe they matter—we are also telling rapists that they will not get away with assault just by choosing a victim of a certain race.
Over 20,000 people joined me in demanding that the Deborah Brown Community School apologize to Tiana Parker, who was sent home for having dreadlocks, and change its racist policy. And our voices were heard.
At this very moment thousands of activists are at the Texas Capitol to stand with Texas women and the right to control their own …
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that police officers can collect DNA samples from people who have been arrested for (but not convicted of) a serious crime. Many rape survivors rejoiced. But I was not one of them.
The Republican Virginia Lt. Gov. candidate said Planned Parenthood has been “far more lethal to Black lives than the KKK ever was.” How is allowing low-income women of color non-judgmental access to birth control more dangerous than a group of cross-burning terrorists?
On April 16, 2013 RH Reality Check livetweeted during its call to help journalists and bloggers get a full accurate picture of the Kermit Gosnell trial. Here are the highlights.