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There is no freedom of religion when a woman is not free to act according to her own conscience.

There is no freedom in the marketplace when a woman is paid according to her gender rather than her contributions to society.

There is no human right for men to control women.

This blog exists because that, but perhaps you’re seeking something more specific. Scroll down for the following:

  1. About the blog
  2. Writing for you
  3. Media and speaking for you
  4. Formal biography
  5. Contact me

1. About the blog

Equality and justice are fantastic ideas, sure, but this blog exists because your power to make change is truly unlimited. Are you ready to dig into modern feminism and the quest for reproductive justice? Perfect. Come on over. Or perhaps you’d like to brush up your skills as an activist, a change agent, a person who cares. Let’s roll.

Content is divided into two sections:

Commentary

Your Activism Guide

Bonus: Never Doubt You Can Make Change

2. Writing for you

The written word has power to spread change in a way that spoken words can’t always accomplish.  Since asking for what you want is most likely to produce results, let me say openly that I’d love to write a column in your publication or — big dream — land a book deal. If you are a likeminded editor or literary agent, and you like my stuff, let’s talk.

Here are a few samples beyond this blog:

The Washington Post: Women Overlooked for Obama’s Cabinet

Huffington Post: Love Your Body Day: A Woman’s Body Politic

RH Reality Check: A Summer of Choice: What We Learned In Germantown

3. Media and speaking for you

I’m a nationally sought expert on topics ranging from abortion, birth control and reproductive rights to body image, cultural representations of women, economic justice, violence against women and anything feminist worth dreaming up. I’ve flown around the country to do keynotes, speak to classes and fire up grassroots rallies. I Skype, Google Chat, Tweet Chat, whatever it takes to get the good word out. I’d be honored to come speak to your group.

To members of the media, I’d be glad to serve as a resource for your research, your radio program, your televised debate.

Here are a few samples beyond this blog:

MSNBC: Does Rihanna have a personal responsibility to avoid domestic violence?

TIME cover story (quoted and photographed): What Choice?

BBC World News: Reaction To Todd Akin Rape Comments (below)

4. Formal biography

Erin Matson writes and organizes for full reproductive justice and women’s human rights in the United States. She is the co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. She has developed and led several legislative and cultural advocacy campaigns on contraceptive access, abortion rights, HPV and cervical cancer prevention, body image and cultural representations of women, and the long struggle to ratify the U.N. Convention on All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Erin served as Editor at Large for RH Reality Check, a daily publication providing news, analysis and commentary on sexual and reproductive health and justice issues. In addition, she has held a variety of positions in the National Organization for Women, including serving as a founding member of the national Young Feminist Task Force, the youngest state NOW president in the country (Minnesota NOW President) and the youngest national executive officer (NOW Action Vice President).

Erin has also enjoyed a full career in copywriting, digital creative and digital strategy. She worked within creative teams to produce award-winning websites, microsites, online advertisements, SEM, SEO, social media strategies and fully integrated digital outreach campaigns inside advertising agencies. Erin also created direct mail, telephone scripts, print, radio and broadcast ads as a freelance writer. Her articles and opinion pieces have appeared in a variety of publications under her own byline, as well as the bylines of public figures.

Erin is an expert in comprehensive advocacy campaigns, online activism, social media, organizing demonstrations, media strategy, public speaking, and writing and messaging. She is a nationally sought speaker and has appeared frequently on television, including MSNBC, CSPAN, Al-Jazeera English, ABC World News and BBC World News. Her blog is available at http://www.erintothemax.com.

5. Contact me

Media inquiry? Speaking inquiry? Topic request for Your Activism Guide? Whatever it is, find me here:

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