Thought Leadership

At Feminist Public Works, we believe that starting and continuing conversations about the ways we interpret and interact with our communities and each other is an important part of changing cultural perceptions around gender and equality. Our team members have used their voices to spark dialogues around various issues related to the core tenets of Feminist Public Works. To learn more about our work, read these insightful pieces!  

Public Talks

Ignite Philly is part of a worldwide network that entertains and educates people in short 5 minute bursts. Ignite Philly is the local group, and is our way to highlight great ideas coming to life here in Philadelphia.
Each presenter is on stage for  a total of 5 minutes (20 slides, at 15 seconds each slide). These talks are a ’spark’ if you will, they are lightening fast and leave people with a new idea to mull over and talk about.
  Rochelle Keyhan and Erin Filson on CBS news for the 2014 San Diego Comic Con effort by GeeksForCONsent, a project of Feminist Public Works. CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8 Rochelle Keyhan at Swarthmore Take Back the Night Keynote 2014 Video TBA   Rochelle Keyhan at Holla::Rev 2013 Note: If video is inaccessible, You can find the transcript of her talk here.    

Rochelle Keyhan


"Street Harassment: Part of the United States Culture Since Our Early, Formative Years" - CNN iReport (10/24/13)

"Cosplay =/= Consent: Costumes aren't an invitation for harassment." - CNN iReport (10/23/13)

"Philadelphia needs a gender based community safety audit to fight street harassment" - Newsworks (11/08/2013)

"What We Can Do About Street Harassment" - COPS Office Newsletter, USDOJ (June 2013)

"End Street Harassment in Philly" - Philadelphia Inquirer (04/13/13)

Media Criticism:

"Rape in the Great Sept of Baelor: An Analysis" -HBOWatch (4/22/14)

"Girls vs. Sex and the City: Can You Even Compare?" - HBOWatch (02/08/14)

"Daenerys Targaryen: Feminism for the Iron Throne" - HBOWatch (3/29/13)

Anna Kegler


"Street Harassment: Getting the Message" - Huff Post Impact (04/04/14)

"At Last! A National PSA Campaign to End Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault" - Huff Post Impact (9/24/13)

"HollabackPHILLY's Comic Book Project" - Huff Post Impact (4/28/13)

"Sexual Violence Prevention: It's Time to Go Big" - Huff Post Impact (12/12/12)

"What is street harassment? Naming the problem in Philadelphia and the world." - CNN iReport (9/23/13)


The Feminist Messaging Project: creator, primary contributor.

Erin Filson


The Adventures of Ranger Elf - Artist/Creator - Web Comic


Feminist Public Works Transit Ad Campaign - Designer (April - June, 2014)

"Hollaback: Red, Yellow, Blue" - Artist/Creator - Comic Book (June 2013)

- Designer (April - June, 2013)