After starting a student-led campaign to improve Tufts University’s sexual assault policy, Wagatwe learned the power of new media when she taught herself how to create a website from scratch to pressure the administration into action. After the website’s success, Wagatwe became a staunch believer in the use of the Internet to give a voice to the most marginalized. Since then she’s supported multiple organizations in their online presence and campaigns, including Third Wave Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and ColorOfChange.org.
Wagatwe was born and raised in New Jersey, where she currently resides. In her spare time she manages one of Tumblr’s largest feminist communities, F*&% Yeah, Feminists! and tweets @wagatwe.