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Published on Nov 18, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In her witty and powerful talk Gina Messina-Dysert ‘confesses’ her Catholic feminist identity. She discusses the connection between feminism and religion and the ways social media has created a space for women’s voices. In the end, Gina calls for every person to recognize her/his feminist potential, to claim power, and to be fearless.
Dr. Gina Messina-Dysert is Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College and Co-founder of Feminism and Religion. She blogs for The Huffington Post, is the author of Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2014) and the highly anticipated Faithfully Feminist (White Cloud Press, 2015). Messina-Dysert is a widely sought after speaker and has presented across the US at universities, organizations, conferences, and in the national news circuit including appearances on Tavis Smiley and MSNBC. She has also spoken at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations to discuss matters impacting the lives women around the globe. She is active in movements to end violence against women and explores opportunities for spiritual healing for those who have encountered gender-based violence. Messina-Dysert can be followed on Twitter @FemTheologian and her website can be accessed at http://ginamessinadysert.com.
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