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The Texas Signal | September 18, 2019, Signal Q&A with Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead
“Providing a landscape for folks to have activism, because this is our lives now…We have to incorporate it into our world and figure out like your yoga practice, like everything else, you need to have a piece of activism in your world, and helping people figure out what’s sustainable for them is part of what we do.”
Houston Press | September 17, 2019, Things to Do: Lizz Winstead and Friends at The Secret Group
Many political satirists may be lending big ideas voice while tucked away on the coasts, Winstead is traveling through fly-over country to get her message (and her jokes) to the people who need to hear it. “Getting the audience involved and getting the community involved – it’s really cool,” she reflects.
Left in Texas | September 17, 2019, Lit with Lizz Winstead: Abortion, Guns and the Texas Legislature
We met up with Lizz Winstead at Austin Beer Garden on her comedy tour for Abortion AF. She’s co-creator of The Daily Show and Abortion Access Front and we covered the ABCs of Texas politics from Abortion to Briscoe Cain.
Issues for Your Tissues | September 16, 2019, Abortion Access Front and Lizz Winstead Bring Do Re #MeToo to Austin
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, author of Lizz Free or Die and founder of Abortion Access Front (Abortion AF), joined me to talk about Abortion Access Front, its Do Re #MeToo tour, Tuesday, September 17th Austin stop, and clinic support.
Harness Magazine | September 15, 2019, Q&A From AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2019 With Abortion Access Front
At this year’s AFROPUNK Festival – Brooklyn 2019, Harness sat down with Moji Alawode-El and Joyelle Johnson from Abortion Access Front to learn more about the organization and its mission.
The Rabble | September 13, 2019, Abortion AF! with Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show | Arnold Schwarzenegger & Eric Holder awkwardly hold hands against gerrymandering | RIP Texas polling locations
Abortion rights activist and comedy goddess Lizz Winstead (co-creator and original head writer of The Daily Show!) fangirls with us over Molly Ivins and stresses humor as an important tool of the revolution.
The State Hornet | September 3, 2019, Students rally in Sacramento for college campus abortion care –
Lizz Winstead, comedian and co-creator of the satirical news program, “The Daily Show,” also spoke in support of the bill. “This bill is a no-brainer and all the government has to do is say yes,” Winstead said.
Next Tribe | August 21, 2019, From Comedy to Rallying Against the Patriarchy: Lizz Winstead’s Journey
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine | August 11, 2019, Lizz Winstead Speaks Up -
The comedian and The Daily Show co-creator on reproductive rights, how her Minnesota childhood shaped her career, and the unsung heroes of the State Fair.
Shepherd Express｜July 23, 2019, Pro-Choice Protesters Help Drown Out
Approximately 300 activists with the Garbage Fyre Festival, organized by Abortion Access Front, hosted live events…They also held daily counter-protest events that included holding signs and passing out informational pamphlets about the positives of access to abortion.
Putting out a Nation of Change｜July 22, 2019, Garbage Fyre: How reproductive rights advocates countered a week long anti-choice conference
“Abortion should be free, on-demand, and without apology,” Lizz Winstead, founder of the Abortion Access Front (AAF) and co-creator of The Daily Show, told a group of people assembled in front of a large inflatable garbage can in downtown Milwaukee.
WRRD - Devil’s Advocates Radio Show｜July 19, 2019
Lizz is in town to counter the radical right wing anti-abortion activists and untalented musicians in Milwaukee and Madison. She shares her stories confronting these humorless folks with Shesus.
Rewire.News｜July 19, 2019, Why I Joined Abortion Activists in Milwaukee to Counter-Protest Operation Save America -
OSA, known for its regular harassment of abortion clinics, didn’t begin or end its weeklong fear-mongering in Kentucky…OSA has set its sights on Milwaukee, protesting this week at Affiliated Medical Services, the only independent abortion provider in the state. Reproductive rights nonprofit Abortion Access Front has dubbed the weeklong hate fest the Garbage Fyre Festival.
Star Tribune ｜July 18, 2019, Lizz Winstead recruits cast of women musicians to spoof rock's most sexist songs
“When people can still laugh, they haven’t given up hope, and when you expose hypocrisy through humor, you become a reliable narrator,” she [Winstead] said.
City Pages | July 18, 2019, Lizz Winstead and friends rip on sexist songs at Do Re #MeToo
“The songs that we love, that we grew up humming and singing along to, are horrible in how they define women,” Winstead says. “We’re looked at as pieces of meat, and inferior to whoever the guy is who can carry a tune.”