You Should Go: Feed Your Brain at the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference!

Calling all feminists! I’m inviting you to come this year’s National Young Feminist Leadership Conference with all my heart, and also because I come bearing a discounted admission rate for you. So, you in or what?


From March 21 to 23 this year, feminist activists from around the country will head to the nation’s capital to learn organizing skills, grow their knowledge of critical women’s issues around the world, and hobknob with leaders and public figures who push to make the universe a better place. Workshops and panels on the 21 and 22 will go down at the Crystal City Double Tree, along with some social activities and networking opportunities. On the 23, everyone goes to the Hill to yell at important people about everything they learned and care about, which is fun!

The ultimate goal is for young feminists to take all they learn back to campus and change the world, which nobody can tell me isn’t badass as fuck.

We’ll be covering issues like LGBT and civil rights, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, abortion access, legislative attacks on your person, global feminism, and organizing tactics. From skill-building programs to panel discussions, we’ll be growing our brains together, and it’ll be mmm, mmm good.

And the best part? Autostraddle readers who wanna go to this year’s National Young Feminist Leadership Conference can get in for the discounted rate of $25 per person using the code AUTO2015 during registration!

Attendees also save big on hotel rooms, but only until February 27! So registering now is better for everyone, really. And especially you. (If you need help securing funding to come, check out our ideas.) Once you’re signed up, head over to the Facebook event page to meet your fellow attendees, find roomies, and arrange rideshares. Use the hashtag #NYFLC2015 on Twitter to jump-start the conversations before you’re even on-site.

Whether you’re about to start a revolution on campus, working in advocacy and hoping to learn even more about the things you care about, or just a weirdo feminist queer looking for a place to call home for a few days, this is probably where you wanna be. Plus, I’ll be there loving on you! Isn’t that enough?

Sign up already, and I’ll see y’all in March.

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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    • lindsey, you should definitely also post about that on the fb event page! lots of people find carpools and roomies every year there, although undoubtedly traveling with a ‘straddler would be the best.

  1. Can you go if you’re not in college? I thought this was only for current college students. If not and us confused postgrads can attend… I’ll be there for sure!!! This conference sounds amazing, and THANK YOU BASED AUTOSTRADDLE GODDESSES FOR THE DISCOUNT

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