Alexandra Brodsky

founding co-director, Know Your IX

Biography

Alexandra Brodsky is a founding co-director of Know Your IX, editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 56 Visions of a Wildly Better Future (The Feminist Press, October 2015).

As an undergraduate at Yale, Alexandra joined 15 friends to file a Title IX complaint against the university. After connecting with student organizers across the country, in 2013 she and Dana Bolger founded Know Your IX, a national student campaign against campus gender-based violence. Relying on a large digital network, Know Your IX’s team educates students about their civil right to an education free from violence while also advocating for national and state policy and legislative change. Through Know Your IX, Alexandra has advised key decision makers, including White House officials, and testified at the Senate.

Alexandra started writing for Feministing.com in 2012 when, as a recent college grad, she won a blogging contest hosted by the site, and she has been an editor since 2013. She has written for publications include the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Politico Magazine, the American Prospect, the Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, Bloomberg View, Salon, Slate, and the Nation and has spoken about gender-based violence, reproductive justice, and higher education policy on media platforms like MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. She tweets as @azbrodsky.