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Shelby Knox

Feminist Organizer

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Feminist organizer Shelby Knox speaks about her experience with teenage activism and her journey to working for
At the young age of 15, Shelby Knox was organizing her community to fight for sex education in her conservative town of Lubbock, Texas.  Shelby continues to travel across the United States as an itinerant feminist organizer. She is currently living in New York City and serves as the Director of Organizing for Women’s Rights at, which empowers members to create change in their community by starting online campaigns to petition for issues they value.

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Learning from Failure
Shelby Knox thinks that every mistake provides an opportunity for growth.

Maturing Ideas
Her experiences with teenage activism were documented in the film The Education of Shelby Knox. How have Knox's ideas matured with age?

A Feminist by any Other Name
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The Struggle for Equality
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Social Justice Movements
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