Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator and activist, and editor of “Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape,” which made Publishers Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009 and Ms. Magazine’s Top 100 Feminist Nonfiction of All Time list.

She is also the author of “What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety” (2011).

A founder and executive director of Women, Action & the Media, Jaclyn led the successful #FBrape campaign to apply Facebook’s hate-speech ban to content that promotes gender-based violence.

She is also a charter member of CounterQuo, a coalition dedicated to challenging the ways we respond to sexual violence.

A popular speaker on campuses and at conferences, Jaclyn was named one of the Top 40 Progressive Leaders Under 40 by the New Leaders Council in 2009. She holds a MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.