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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 Change.org.

Shelby's Biography

Role Model: Gloria Steinem
Dream Interview Subject: Saudi Activist, Manal al-Sharif
Featured Presentation: She was the subject of the 2005 documentary The Education of Shelby Knox.
Three Attributes to Describe Herself: Determined, relentless, and constantly in awe of the world.

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 Change.org, which empowers members to create change in their community by starting online campaigns to petition for issues they value.

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