I about the role of gender in culture, politics, religion and media and also engage in media activism to challenge mainstream sexist portrays of women, particularly as they pertain to suppression of women’s free expression.  A lot of my writing focuses on the role that sexualized, gendered violence plays in the suppression of women’s rights.  My writing, which frequently addresses sexualized and gendered violence, appears in Salon, The Nation, Time, CNN, Ms. Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Fem2.0, RHRealityCheck, The Feminist Wire, Role/Reboot, Feministe, , Women Under Siege, Vitamin W, BitchFlicks and Alternet, among other media. I frequently speak publicly about women’s rights, media and free speech, most recently at Yale, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania Law Schools as well as the Women In Secularism conference and Arizona State University’s Womanity Conference.

Even though I write and talk about gender absurdities, I would rather laugh than cry while doing it. You can reach me at Soraya.Chemaly@gmail.com or @schemaly on Twitter.