Lady Parts Justice is the first not safe for work, rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub that uses comedy, culture and digital media to sound an alarm about the terrifying erosion of reproductive access so people will get off their asses and reclaim their rights.
About the Name “Lady Parts Justice”:
Some people have expressed to us that the name “Lady Parts Justice” is transphobic. We don’t associate reproductive parts with gender, and we advocate strongly for the reproductive health and rights of trans men and women, and all non-binary people. Our name is an homage to Lisa Brown, a former Michigan state rep who, when in office, was banned from the statehouse floor for using the word vagina when arguing against a transvaginal ultrasound bill. When she asked what she SHOULD say, the Speaker of the House suggested something less offensive like “lady parts.” The actual offense – that of cis men’s discomfort with the word vagina but feeling an absolute entitlement to legislate it – inspired us to use it as our name.
Scott Goodstein, the founder and CEO of Revolution Messaging, has spent the past decade pioneering digital strategy and technology for political campaigns and progressive causes across the country.
He was the External Online Director for Obama for America during the 2008 presidential race, developing social networking and mobile platforms for what was arguably the biggest, most effective grassroots organizing campaign of modern times and a watershed moment for the use of digital technology in politics. Notably, he created and implemented Obama Mobile, an advanced communication tool featuring text messaging, downloads, interactive voice response communication, a mobile web site (WAP) and an iPhone App. He also developed the campaign’s lifestyle marketing strategy, including the “street team” materials used in battleground states.
Goodstein has worked with the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, SEIU, and the NAACP, among other organizations. He has been involved in more than two dozen progressive political initiatives. In 2004, Goodstein co-founded Punkvoter and Rock Against Bush, which became a $4 million young voter mobilization effort. He has conducted political trainings for the National Democratic Institute, UNICEF, Democracy for America, the Campaign Management Institute and the New Organizing Institute. He has given presentations at Columbia, American University, George Washington University and Georgetown. He has been a featured panelist at the Brookings Institute, the Milken Institute and Personal Democracy Forum.
Arun Chaudhary is a filmmaker working in politics. He was the first Official White House Videographer, a position created for him at the beginning of the Obama administration. Chaudhary traveled extensively with the President, capturing public events and behind-the-scenes moments as well as producing and packaging presidential tapings for the Internet and broadcast television. He is the creator and architect of “West Wing Week”, the first-ever online video diary of the White House. During his tenure, he wrote, produced, shot and edited over 63 episodes of West Wing Week, documenting the President through his rigorous weekly agenda. He also directed many tapings of the Weekly Address.
Chaudhary was a key member of Barack Obama’s New Media team during the 2008 campaign. As the New Media Road Director, Chaudhary oversaw the team responsible for capturing the day-to-day life of the future president in video and stills. He and his team set a new standard in documenting history, delivering crucial images to the public from the road in real time.
Before joining the Obama team, Chaudhary worked in film in New York and was part of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He got his MFA in Filmmaking from NYU and his BA in Film Theory from Cornell University.He has been profiled by the New York Times, the BBC, National Journal, Politico, Fortune, and many political websites, and led a Frog design mind seminar at NYU with Fast Company’s Ellen McGirt.
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead has helped change the very landscape of how people get their news. As a performer, Winstead brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, with Chuck D and Rachel Maddow.
Known as as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead has been recognized by all the major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post and as Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People.
Winstead’s first book, Lizz Free Or Die, Essays, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews and the paperback was released in May of 2013. Lizz is currently working on a second book and is a contributing editor at Blue Nation Review. Troll Lizz on Twitter orlike her on Facebook.
Eunice the Uterus joined Lady Parts Justice in 2014 delivering what US News called “the most colorful” response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. While always involved in the women’s rights movement, it wasn’t until recently that the volume of creepy anti women laws in Statehouses across the country reached the point where Eunice felt the need to get personally involved. She currently serves as LPJ’s press secretary and spokeswoman, and lives with her two cats in Washington, DC.
Amber Gavin is the National Coordinator for Lady Parts Justice. Prior to joining the LPJ team, Amber worked on the Asia regional team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the Reproductive Health team at the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, DC, where she focused her professional growth and development as an activist and policy advocate.
Amber graduated from Lynchburg College in May 2011 with a BA in International Relations and in September 2012, Amber returned from London after completing her MA in International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). While in London, Ms. Gavin received additional advanced training in mediation, negotiation, public presentation and crisis management. The diverse multi-national experience of her undergraduate and graduate education and travels gave Amber a comprehensive understanding of the need for improvement of quality of life, both locally and globally. The completion of her Master’s dissertation, addressing the securitization of women’s healthcare issues for partisan political purposes in the United States during the 112th Congress, solidified Amber’s interest in women’s economic and social security through advocacy and policy issues. Amber has spent extensive time traveling internationally for both education and leisure, with time spent in Vietnam, Thailand, Italy, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
Sarah Sophie Flicker is a performer, writer, filmmaker and Creative Director of the avant-garde political cabaret troupe, The Citizens Band. She is the Editor-At-Large for Violet Magazine, a new feminist bi-yearly publication, from the creators of Lula Magazine. Her writing can be found at Hello Giggles, Rookie Magazine, Ballet Beautiful, Rizzoli’s newest publication “The Inspired Home” among other places.
Her award winning filmwork with co-director Maximilla Lukacs have been showcased at film festival around the globe and showcased in Vanity Fair, Style.com, V Magazine, Lula, Elle Magazine, Nylpn, ANP Quarterly, Deitch Projects, Film Anthology Archives, to name a few. In 2012, alone with Rebecca Parks Fernandez and Tennessee Thomas, they co-founded The Department Of Peace, a production company geared toward creating consciousness raising content and inspiring young and old toward political action.The first of these, “You Don’t Own Me” was a viral internet & news sensation . They have gone on to work with Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon on “Don’t Frack My Mother” as well as The Rainforest Alliance, Peace First, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, among many others.
Sarah Sophie currently resides in New York. A mother to three children and married to director Jesse Peretz. She is thrilled to be continuing her activism with The Lady Parts Justice team.