Maureen Herman is the former bassist for Reprise/Warner Bros. recording artists Babes in Toyland. After leaving Babes in Toyland in 1996, Maureen pursued a second career as a writer (Rolling Stone, Time Warner, AOL), shortly becoming Associate Editor of Musician Magazine. In 2008, she founded Project Noise, a nonprofit that works to “make change louder” by amplifying the impact of nonprofits through media. She produced Rage Against the Machine guitarist (and high school buddy) Tom Morello’s 2008 and 2009 Justice Tours and videos for nonprofits Jail Guitar Doors and Get on the Bus. As Executive Director of Project Noise, Maureen successfully completed the year-long Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) at the California Endowment. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Anna.
Gina Loukareas is a Boston-based writer, social media strategist and activist.
Kellie Overbey, originally from Kentucky, is a New York actress, writer, knitter, feminist, Democrat, Scorpio, wife, aunt, Science Fiction fan and lover of Boston Terriers. She’s appeared in numerous TV and film projects, as well as in over thirty plays. She wrote the screenplay for the film That’s What She Said, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and will be distributed by Phase 4 Films this summer.
Martha Plimpton is a United States Citizen, actress, and sometime writer based in New York. She has appeared in over 35 films, dozens of television programs, and on stage in theaters large and small for over 30 years. She has been politically active since she was a teenager, marching for women’s reproductive freedom in the 80, 90s, and now, unfortunately, the 10s. She has lobbied Congress on behalf of Planned Parenthood and has spoken out for women’s reproductive rights at campuses and rallies across the country. Martha will work to see that a woman’s right to physical self-determination becomes the standard in America for as long as it takes.
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is the mother of two planned children, which might not have been the case if she hadn’t had access to affordable healthcare through Planned Parenthood in her twenties. She worked in New York City for more than twenty years as a freelance copywriter and marketing and branding consultant. She has written or directed creative copy for a number corporations, including American Express, McDonald’s, MSN, Conde Nast, and Special K. Her non-fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times Magazine. She is currently a candidate for an MFA in fiction at Bennington College. Cynthia lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two teenaged sons, all of whom support a woman’s right to choose.
Sarah Thyre is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles with her husband Andy Richter and their two planned children.
Lizz Winstead As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the way people get their news. Known as as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead is currently touring the country, bringing her razor sharp insights to the stage selling out shows from LA to NYC. She writes for The Guardian, The Huffington Post, at her website lizzwinstead.com and is a regular on MSNBC giving her spin on breaking news. Her first book, Lizz Free Or Die, was published by Riverhead Books on May 10th 2012.