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Burnout and the Ballot: Evette Dionne & Anne Helen Petersen

Tue, November 10 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST
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Evette Dionne and Anne Helen Peterson

 

A discussion about burnout and politics, voting, and elections—and how politics, voting, and elections will be only way to fight the forces that lead to burnout. Featuring Evette Dionne, editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and author of Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, and Anne Helen Petersen, author of Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation and writer of the Culture Study newsletter.

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Evette Dionne

Evette Dionne is a journalist, pop culture critic, and magazine editor. She’s the author of Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, and she currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media. Evette writes extensively about pop culture through the lenses of race, gender, and size for a number of print and digital publications, including NBC News, CosmopolitanGlamourTime, the New York Times, the GuardianSELF, and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Anne Helen Petersen

A former senior culture writer for BuzzFeed, Anne Helen Petersen now writes her newsletter, Culture Study, as a full-time venture on Substack. Petersen received her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on the history of celebrity gossip. Her previous books, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud and Scandals of Classic Hollywood, were featured in NPR, Elle, and the Atlantic. Her latest book is Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. She lives in Missoula, Montana.


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