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Shelby Knox


Shelby Knox is nationally known as the subject of the Sundance award-winning film, The Education of Shelby Knox, a 2005 documentary chronicling her teenage activism for comprehensive sex education and gay rights in her Southern Baptist community. After the film’s release, Shelby became a national advocate for comprehensive sex education, testifying before Congress and many other local and regional civic bodies about the failure of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

A widely-sought after speaker and prominent media commentator on feminism and reproductive rights, Shelby travels across the country as an itinerant feminist organizer, doing trainings, workshops and civil disobedience in the name of reproductive justice and sexual health. Shelby is currently the Director of Women's Rights Organizing at, where she and her team are leading the online organizing arm of the feminist revolution.

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