Soraya Chemaly

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Soraya Chemaly, recently named Director of the WMC Speech Project, is an award-winning feminist writer, media critic and activist whose work focuses on women's rights and the role of gender in media, politics, religion, technology and popular culture. She is a frequently called upon expert in the relationship between representation, freedom of expression, violence and gender. Prior to writing, Soraya worked in the data and media industries for more than 15 years.  She serves on the boards of The Women's Media Center; Women, Action and The Media, In this Together Media, Common Sense Media and FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture.