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Alyssa Best
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Alyssa Best a social entrepreneur, career consultant, and writer passionate about building leadership for social change. She serves as The OpEd Project’s Outreach and Program Manager in the Washington, DC metro area. She has conducted outreach and promoted training programs at Wider Opportunities for Women, the Center for Progressive Leadership, and the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University. She holds a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She contributes to a group blog on career issues: LYJ--Love Your Job, Love Your Life.

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In Twilight: Eclipse, I'll Vote for Team Bella

Posted June 29, 2010 | 12:54:46 (EST)

With tonight's midnight premiere of the third installment of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the debate between Team Edward vs. Team Jacob rages on. I'd like to cast my vote for Team Bella.

Sounds strange, doesn't it? The identification with the female lead, Bella Swan, as a character worth rooting for...

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Building Community at the New Kids on the Block Reunion Show

Posted October 6, 2008 | 15:53:22 (EST)

As a young feminist activist working in Washington, DC, I've had the opportunity to achieve many of my life goals: obtaining a graduate degree, becoming a writer, and serving as an advocate for women's rights. Last week, however, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of a different sort: I finally saw...

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"Girls Rock" Theme Rings in the New School Year

Posted August 20, 2008 | 16:27:48 (EST)

As a child, I loved the month of August--not for the waning weeks of summer vacation--but because it meant the start of a new school year was just around the corner. By the beginning of the month, I had already picked out my first day of school outfit. I was...

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Will Jezebel James Follow in the Footsteps of Gilmore Girls?

Posted March 13, 2008 | 17:55:00 (EST)

Women's history month is often a time to celebrate iconic women of the past. I'm celebrating this month by honoring one of my favorite pioneering women of the present: Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls who is back at it again with a new sitcom, The Return of Jezebel...

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