Author, A Little F’D Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word
Founder of TheFbomb.org
Nineteen-year-old Julie Zeilinger, is one of the “New Feminists You Need to Know” according to More Magazine, and the The Daily Beast recently named her one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World,” alongside Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Kristen Wiig and Oprah. Julie, a self-proclaimed feminist of the third wave, (women born in the ’60s to present) discovered the movement in eighth grade.
Julie read an article about female feticide and infanticide abroad and was shocked and disturbed at the horror and injustice and was moved to evoke change in the perceptions of women in society. Julie was introduced to feminist-themed books in high school and began reading feminist blogs, spawning the birth of Julie’s pivotal feminist website for teens called TheFbomb.org. TheFbomb, now in its fourth year, has more than 30,000 unique visitors per month.
Driven to educate and inspire teen girls about the power of feminism, Julie is making her mark as the first teen to brand feminism for her peers in a book.
Originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio, Julie currently attends Barnard College in New York City, where she majors in women’s studies and continues to spread her passion for feminism, activism and social justice. Her book A Little F’D Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word was released in May 2012.